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Graduate Awards

The Department of Dance is extremely proud of the excellence demonstrated by the graduate and undergraduate students in dance.  Many have received department awards as well as awards and/or funding from other sources as noted below.

Department Awards for Graduate Students were established in 2002 to recognize excellence in specific areas within the curriculum as noted and in honor of faculty and long-time supporters of Dance at Case Western Reserve University.

Kelly Holt Award for Excellence in Choreography
Elizabeth Salemi, 2002
Chun-Jou Tsai, 2013
Ziying Cui, 2016

Henry Kurth Award for Excellence in Theatrical Elements
Carisa Leigh Armstrong, 2002
Kelli Rose Sanford, 2007
Ying Xu, 2012
Hannah Barna, 2015
Amanda Clark, 2015
Andrea Alvarez, 2016

Kathryn Karipides Award for Excellence in Teaching
Carisa Leigh Armstrong, 2002
Emily Marie Johnson, 2002
Elizabeth Salemi, 2002
Kathleen Eiko Kohatsu, 2003
Kelli Rose Sanford, 2007
Kristy Clement, 2012
Rachel Stoneking, 2012
Carissa Jayne Bellando, 2013

Grace Petot Award for Excellence in Research
Shannon Michelle Cozad, 2004
Jamie Knurek, 2009
Hannah Barna, 2015
Amanda Clark, 2015

 

Edna Rafael Award for Excellence in Performance
Emily Marie Johnson, 2002
Kathleen Eiko Kohatsu, 2003
Shannon Michelle Cozad, 2004
Sharon Catherine Manuel, 2004
Paloma Lisa McGregor, 2004
Richard Dickinson, 2005
Sarah McCalister, 2005
Mingming Liu, 2007
Kelli Rose Sanford, 2007
Heather Derman Koniz, 2008
Christopher Bell, 2012
Carissa Jayne Bellando, 2013
Chun-Jou Tsai, 2013
Yidi Lin, 2016
Richard Oaxaca, 2016

Naomi Wolin Award for Excellence in New Collaborations or New Directions in Dance
Richard Dickinson, 2005
Sarah McCalister, 2005
Jared Bendis, 2016

Undergraduate Awards

The first Award for Undergraduate Students was established in the ’80’s by Janet Meskin (MFA ’83) in honor of Lily Dreyfuss who was a long-time supporter of Dance at Case Western Reserve University while the Petot award was established after dance became a department in 2011 in honor of Brad Petot, long time light designer and technical director of Dance at Case Western Reserve University.


The Lily Dreyfuss Memorial Award for Excellence in Dance
Patricia Gay, 2009
Jody Herman, 2010
Claire Cobb, 2011
Alexander Cooke, 2011
Hannah Barna, 2012
Jacob Marx, 2013
Keely Saslow, 2013
Eve Lanyi, 2014
Abbey Hafer, 2015
Karlie Budge, 2016
Rachel Lanyi, 2016
Emily Shelton, 2016

Brad Petot Award for Excellence in Dance
Rebecca Gilson, 2012
Nora Scullin, 2012
Arielle Dolezal, 2014
Jennifer Luppino, 2016

Other Awards and Funding

The Eva L. Pancoast Award was established by the university’s Board of Trustees in 1985 as a fund in honor of Eva L. Pancoast, awarded to women graduate students or women graduating seniors for foreign study or foreign travel or both.

Eva L. Pancoast Award
Katri Shaller, 2001 (Japan)
Beth Salemi, 2002 (Turkey)
Kathleen Eiko Kohatsu, 2003 (Peru)
Paloma McGregor, 2004 (Africa)
Kelli Rose Sanford, 2007 (Australia)
Rachel Stoneking, 2012 (Israel)
Ying Xu, 2012 (London)
Chun-Jou Tsai, 2013 (Austria)
Amanda Clark, 2014 (The Netherlands)
Julia Pedron Nicolau, 2015 (Contact Improv Festival, Kuala Lumpur)

 

The Cleveland Arts Prize:  Kathryn Karipides Scholarship in Modern Dance was first offered in 2006 to any student and is now offered through the Cleveland Arts Prize for any student in the MFA dance program for summer study.

The Cleveland Arts Prize:  Kathryn Karipides Scholarship
in Modern Dance
Rachel Stoneking, 2011
Carissa Jayne Bellando, 2012
Chun-Jou Tsai, 2013
Yidi Lin, 2014
Yidi Lin, 2015
Tingting Zhou, 2016

In addition to the above notable awards and citations, many of our undergraduate students have been invited to join the Ohio Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

 

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