Awards & Grants

For choreography, direction, and residencies


Winner of Best Dance Film at Front & Main Festival, Temecula    -   “Ideologies”

(choreographer & director)


Winner of DanzaTac. Tacoronte, Spain  -   “Ideologies”

(choreographer & director)


Global Music Award of Merit -   “Breeze”

(director of music video for Angela Luna) 

1991 - 2013

City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs, Awards & Commissions

(7 time recipient for conception & direction of original dance works including “FlyAway Home” and “Everywhere Nowhere” at LAX, and for residencies including work with transitional homeless performance group MADRES at La Boca Performance Space) 


Emmy nomination for PSA   -   “Tell Someone”

(director & choreographer of PSA for Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles)  


Hollywood Film Festival Audience Choice Award   -   “Lies”

(director & choreographer of music video for Angela Luna) 


Moondance Film Festival Columbine Award   -   “Lies”

(director & choreographer of music video for Angela Luna) 


Accolade Award Best Director & Best in Show -   “Lies”

(director & choreographer of music video for Angela Luna) 


Nominated for Bob Fosse Award Best Commercial   -   “Cindy Wonderland"

(choreographer for Visa commercial premiering on Academy Awards) 


Rockefeller/NEA Foundations International Festival Grant for touring

(for MADRES representing LA in the European Culture Capitol Antwerp, Belgium)  


LA Weekly Theater Award, Best Choreography   -   “Call of the Wild”

(with Stefan Haves)  


W. Alton Jones Foundation via Cathedral Saint John the Divine

(residency resulting in the conception & performance of Abundance at Cathedral Saint John the Divine, NYC)

1982 - 1990

California Arts Council   -   12 Grants

(as an Artist in Residence with inmates at CIW & CRC, and for touring + support for Sarah Elgart & Company)

1987 & 1988

Sundance Institute Dance Film Lab

(one of 4 nationally selected choreographer/directors) 


Engelhard Hanovia Foundation Grant

(for Sarah Elgart & Company) 


National State County Partnership Grant

(Sarah Elgart & Company)

1984 & 1985

NEA Fellowship

(for creation of new choreographic work)


Vanguard Award for Choreographic Innovation   -   “Marrying the Hangman”

(created originally with maximum security inmates at CIW, performed at Olympic Arts Festival, by Sarah Elgart & Company)