BREAKING NEWS! Meet the 2017 Princess Grace Award Winners!

Photo credits from left to right: Yale School of Drama’s James Udom by Alfred Heartley; The Washington Ballet’s Gian Carlo Perez by Dean Alexander; Hunter College’s Megan Rossman by Prisca Edwards


Congratulations to the 2017 Princess Grace Award winners!  The Foundation is delighted to carry on the legacy of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco and honor a new group of emerging artists in theater, dance and film each year.

This year’s Princess Grace Award winners are:

Theater and Playwriting:
Mikael Burke/ DePaul University
(Theater Scholarship)
Delaney Feener/ DePaul University
(Theater Scholarship, Robert and Gloria Hausman Theater Award
James Udom/ Yale School of Drama
(Theater Scholarship, Grace Le Vine Theater Award
Camille Hayes/ California Shakespeare Festival
(Theater Apprenticeship, Pierre Cardin Award)
Christopher Annas-Lee/ Gala Hispanic Theatre
(Theater Fellowship, Fabergé Theater Award)
Kristina Valada-Viers/ Steppenwolf Theatre Company
(Theater Fellowship, Gant Gaither Theater Award)
Donja Love/ New Dramatists
(Playwriting Fellowship)

Dance Performance & Choreography:
Mikaela Kelly/ The Juilliard School
(Dance Scholarship)
Jacquelin Harris/ Alvin Ailey American Dance Foundation
(Dance Fellowship)
Miriam Miller/ New York City Ballet
(Dance Fellowship, Chris Hellman Dance Award),
Gian Carlo Perez/ The Washington Ballet
(Dance Fellowship)
Lyvan Verdecia/ Ballet Hispanico of New York
(Dance Fellowship)
Bryan Arias/ Charlotte Ballet
(Choreography Fellowship)
Gemma Bond/ The Washington Ballet
(Choreography Fellowship)
Raja Feather Kelly/ Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
(Choreography Fellowship)

Malik Ford/ Hampshire College
(Undergraduate Film Scholarship, John H. Johnson Film Award)
Pamela Guest/ Pacific Northwest College of Art
(Undergraduate Film Scholarship)
Daniel Chein/ San Francisco State University
(Graduate Film Scholarship)
Huay-Bing Law/ University of Texas at Austin
(Graduate Film Scholarship)
Megan Rossman/ Hunter College
(Graduate Film Scholarship)
Reed Van Dyk/ UCLA
(Graduate Film Scholarship, Cary Grant Award)

Film Honoraria:  Amanda Bonaiuto/ California Institute of the Arts, Emily Drummer/ University of Iowa, Maleny Lopez Alvarez/ School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sadie Schiffman-Eller/ Bard College

PGF-USA offers continuing grants to past Princess Grace Award winners and Honoraria recipients for uniquely significant projects that advance their artistic development.
This year's winners are:

Special Projects:
Chinonye Chukwu
Michael John Garces
Andrea Miller
Iva Radivojevic
Ian Soroka
Susan Youssef

Works in Progress Residencies:
CarlosAlexis Cruz
Sarah Cameron Sunde
Dustin Wills

Choreography Mentorship Co-Commission Award:
Zoe Scofield  

2017 Statue Award Winners:
Emmy Award-nominated writer Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Westworld)
Bessie Award-winning tap dancer and choreographer Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

Join us at the Princess Grace Awards Gala on October 25th to recognize this year's recipients... Bravo!

To read the 2017 press release click here.




July 25, 2017

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