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Portrait of Andrea Snyder
Founded in 1982, Dance/USA helps the nation's dance artists, administrators, and audiences thrive through ongoing leadership projects in a host of arenas, including advocacy, research, and professional development. Here's an...
Woman dancer in denim jacket mid-movement, one arm stretched upwards, the other downward.
For nearly ten years, New Art New Mexico (NANM) -- in partnership with VSA arts of New Mexico -- has been bringing international dance companies to Albuquerque as part of...
Six women, two seated, four behind, in dramatic pose
The NEA has a long history of supporting work by choreographer Bebe Miller; during the 1980s, she received four NEA Choreographers Fellowships. Over the years, the Bebe Miller Company has...
 A group of seven young women in various energetic arms-extended poses
"Ballet East shatters the myth that one has to live west of Interstate 35 to be a highly trained dancer," said dance critic Sondra Lomax. This is a testament to...
Four women on stage on their knees bending backward in supplication
In 2008, the ballet world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Antony Tudor, one of the 20th century's foremost choreographers. Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen saw this anniversary...
Dancers wearing black and white formal clothes in various poses dancing around a column
In the mid-1960s, the U.S. boasted only a small contingent of professional dance companies clustered in a few urban centers. By contrast, for its first of two deadlines for fiscal...
Photo of Doug Sonntag
In 1965, the first grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) was personally delivered by Vice President Hubert Humphrey to American Ballet Theatre, beginning a long and...
Bill T. Jones sitting on a step at the library
Bill T. Jones is one of the foremost choreographers in the world, having created a wide variety of multimedia dance works that explore challenging philosophical and social issues such as...
A crowd of people sitting around a table listen to a man speak
The NEA's support for dance criticism is only a few years younger than the Arts Endowment's support for the art form itself. In 1970, the American Dance Festival (ADF) used...
Three male and one felamle dancers high-stepping left to right
It's no surprise to see renowned companies such as American Ballet Theatre and the Joffrey Ballet on the roster of those that have received support for dance projects from the...

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