The 55th Annual Dance Magazine Awards

Nov 15, 2012, 12:47 ET from Dance Magazine

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beloved ABT principal Julie Kent, Ailey powerhouse Renee Robinson, acclaimed dance critic Anna Kisselgoff, and tap dance legend Dianne Walker will all grace the stage at The Ailey Citigroup Theater (405 West 55th St) in Manhattan on Monday, December 3, 2012 as they're honored at this year's prestigious Dance Magazine Awards.

Judith Jamison presents the award to Robinson, who takes her final bow after 30 years with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater during their upcoming New York season. Master tap teacher and mentor, Dianne Walker will celebrate the evening with dance historian and author, Constance Valis Hill.

Presenting to former New York Times Chief Dance Critic Anna Kisselgoff is choreographer, Lar Lubovitch. Capping off the night is American Ballet Theatre's artistic director, Kevin McKenzie, as he pays tribute to film and ballet star, Julie Kent.

Performances by Renee Robinson, American Ballet Theatre dancers Hee Seo and Cory Stearns, and tap dance luminaries, including Jason Samuels Smith, Michelle Dorrance, and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards complete the star-studded event.

The evening is open to the public with a reception immediately following in The Ailey Studios. Tickets are available for $50. Contact Ashley Mathus at 212-979-4872 or

Doors open at 7:00 pm. The program begins at 7:30 pm.

A tradition dating back to 1954, The Dance Magazine Awards are lifetime achievement awards, recognizing the outstanding men and women whose contributions have left a lasting impact on the dance world and community.

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Katelyn Friel

Publishing Manager, DanceMedia, LLC


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