SHAMEL PITTS WINS 2018 PRINCESS GRACE AWARD IN CHOREOGRAPHY
CHOREOGRAPHY FELLOWSHIP WILL SUPPORT NEW WORK FOR GIBNEY DANCE COMPANY
Shamel Pitts has received a 2018 Princess Grace Award in Choreography, becoming part of a wonderfully diverse and inspiring group of working artists who have also received this award.
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) is a non-profit, publicly-supported charity, headquartered in New York City and established 36 years ago by Prince Rainier III of Monaco to honor his wife, Princess Grace’s [Kelly] legacy.
Their mission is to identify and assist emerging talent in theater, dance, and film by awarding grants in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships.
Pitts has plans to utilize it within the community by creating a new choreographic work, entitled Menagerie, at Gibney Dance Company (GDC) to be premiered next fall in New York City.
Please check out the interview with GDC’s Co-Director Nigel Campbell and about this award fellowship.
Read here the official annoucement
Photography: Scott Shaw and David Katzenstein
PRINCESS GRACE AWARDS CEREMONY
October 16th was a night of great celebration among other brilliant artists. The Princess Grace Awards ceremony took place in New York City with the presence of Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco.
I am thrilled to have won the award in Choreography and was happy to share this special night with the other awardees as we are now crowned members of the illustrious Princess Grace Foundation family!
Special thanks to Gina Gibney, Nigel Campbell, Amy Miller (Gibney Dance Company) for the nomination!
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