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2013 Award Winners




Peggy Schwartz
Lifetime Achievement


Peggy Schwartz’s commitment to dance in education spans a career of almost fifty years. In 1965 she developed a rhythm and movement program for the Pilot Program for Head Start in Berkeley, California. From 1977-1983, she served as the founding Chairperson of the Dance Department at the Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts, a magnet school for grades 5-12.  In l983 she joined the Five College Dance Department to develop a dance education program.  Her last big project at the University of Massachusetts Amherst was the Sankofa Dance Project: Celebrating African Roots in American Dance.






Outstanding Dance Educator


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Over the course of her career, Peggy published, lectured, conducted workshops and consulted in dance education, curriculum design, national standards in dance, and the work of Dr. Pearl Primus. She presented regularly at conferences including the Congress on Research in Dance, Dance and the Child International, National Dance Association, National Association of Schools of Dance, National Dance Education Organization. She was a founding member of the National Dance Education Organization and Founding Associate Editor of the Journal of Dance Education. She served on the Board of the NDEO and, as the National Representative to daCi, was instrumental in developing the United States chapter.
Peggy taught as a guest artist at the Rubin Academy for Music and Dance in Israel, Pomona and Scripps Colleges in California, and at the New York State Summer School of the Arts.  She served as a primary consultant to the American Dance Legacy Institute on the development of the Pearl Primus Etude, "Bushasche," part of the Repertory Etude Project.

As Chair of the Five College Dance Department, Peggy facilitated the first National College Choreography Grant and commissioned Jawole Willa Jo Zollar to create a new work, "Walking with Pearl" for which Zollar then received a Bessie Award. With her husband, Murray Schwartz, Peggy co-authored The Dance Claimed Me: A Biography of Pearl Primus, (Yale University Press, 2011).  She retired in 2011 but has continued to lecture, conduct seminars, coach and present choreography of Pearl Primus in colleges and universities throughout the United States.

  Karen E. Bond
Outstanding Dance Education Research

Karen E. Bond, PhD, is Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Dance, Temple University.  She was formerly Senior Lecturer and Director of Dance Education and Research at The University of Melbourne, Australia. In addition to thesis and dissertation advising, she teaches courses in experiential research methodology,

  educational inquiry, dance autobiography, and dance pluralism. Dr. Bond is known internationally for her research into participant meanings of dance; she has an enduring interest in the dance of childhood, which she views as a vital source of dance art, philosophy and theory. Her research articles have appeared in Childhood Education, Dance Research Journal, JODE, JOPERD, Research in Dance Education, and Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research, as well as edited monographs and conference proceedings.  A founding member of NDEO, she served as conference proceedings co-editor (2009-2011) and is a current member of the JODE board of reviewers.
  Suzanne Henneman
Outstanding Leadership

Suzie Henneman’s career in dance education spans thirty six years. Suzie pioneered the first dance education program in Baltimore County, Maryland, where she taught for seventeen years. She helped create the first magnet dance programs in several middle and high schools and served as a dance consultant to the Offices of Health and Physical Education prior to becoming the first dance resource teacher for the county, a position she held for fourteen years.  Suzie was responsible for all fine arts dance curriculum for thirty- two courses, professional

  development for fine arts dance and Physical Education teachers, identifying and procuring resources, and general consultant responsibilities to fine arts and other content areas.  During her tenure as a dance teacher and supervisor, Suzie initiated the 5th Grade Ballroom Program, the All-County Honors Dance Ensemble, the BCPS Dance Festival, and co-chairs the Maryland Public High School Dance Showcase, now in its twenty- fifth year.  
  Lynn Tuttle
Outstanding Leadership

Lynn Tuttle is Director of Arts Education at the Arizona Department of Education. Her duties include acting as a liaison to the state’s arts educators; providing professional development in arts education, Arizona’s Academic Arts Standards and arts assessment; and promoting quality arts education programs in Arizona’s schools. She has keynoted for The Kennedy Center’s 2013 Partners in Education conference and has presented for Americans for the Arts, Arts Education Partnership, the Kennedy Center Alliances for Arts Education Network, the National Art Education Association, the National Dance Education Organization, the 
  National Association for Music Education, and the State Arts Advocacy Network. Lynn serves as President for the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education and is one of the leaders of the revision of the National Voluntary Arts Education Standards. Lynn holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music (valedictorian), the Johns Hopkins University and the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

  Adrienne Clancy
Outstanding Dance Educator (Teaching Artist)

Adrienne Clancy is the Founding Director ofClancyWorks, a dance company that shifts perceptions through quality performances and education! Prior to directing the ClancyWorks Dance Company, Ms. Clancy worked as a Company Member for the following choreographers: Bella Lewitzky, Liz Lerman, Nora Reynolds-Daniel, and William (Bill) Evans. Clancy, both an artist and a scholar, is currently working on a PhD in Dance from Texas Woman’s University (TWU).  In addition, she has an MFA in Dance from TWU, a MA in Dance (emphasis in History & Criticism) earned from 
  the University of New Mexico, and a BFA in Dance and Choreography from VA Commonwealth University. Clancy continues to write, most recently penning the foreword for Reminiscences of a Dancing Man, a book written by Bill Evans and published by the National Dance Association in 2006. Visit www.clancyworks.orgfor more details on Clancy and upcoming events for her company.
Bill Evans Scholarship:
Caroline Althof, University of North Carolina Greensboro
Undergraduate Conference Support Award:
Jennifer Ryan, University of Delaware