Initiated by The Dance Centre in 1999, the Award recognizes professionals who have made an outstanding contribution to dance in BC providing the professional community with an opportunity to celebrate its own achievements.
Photo Julia Taffe
This Award is valued at $5,000 and is presented every two years to an emerging dance artist between the ages of 19-35 who demonstrates exceptional choreographic ability and the potential to realize a future in the creative realm of dance.
Photo Jamie Robinson/Shay Saver
This biennial award is designed to encourage and facilitate the work of senior/mid-career choreographers. Named in memory of the much-loved choreographer and Artistic Director who passed away in 2009, it is supported by the Lola MacLaughlin Endowment Fund with the Vancouver Foundation and administered by The Dance Centre.
Photo Lola MacLaughlin/Nick Seiflow