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Ceremony October 20, 2024

2024 Legends of Dance Announced

The Dance Archive at the University of Denver is pleased to announce our 2024 Legends of Dance honorees. Honorees will give oral history interviews, which will be added to The Dance Archive’s extensive collection, and will be recognized at an awards presentation in October.

Nominations Are Open

Emerging Leader in Dance

The Dance Archive is establishing the Emerging Leader in Dance recognition, highlighting innovative leaders in Colorado dance. One Emerging Leader in Dance (individual or organization) is selected by the TDA board from nominations, and recognized as part of our Legends of Dance event. Emerging Leaders in Dance will receive a $1,000 financial award in recognition of their accomplishments to date and continued investment in their future work.

Nominations are due May 17

Criteria includes but is not limited to:

Nominations welcome for individuals and organizations at all stages of life; this award does not have an age range or limit 

Self-nominations accepted. Letters of recommendation (at least 2) required for self-nominations.

Note: Receipt of financial recognition requires recipient to set up as a contractor with the University of Denver. Recipients are responsible for reporting this income as a part of the tax process.

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Founded in 1972, The Dance Archive is a special collecting area with the University of Denver’s Special Collections and Archive.


To be the most comprehensive and significant dance resource center in the American West.

To advance education and engagement with resources across all genres of dance and movement.
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Oral history program honoring those who have made an outstanding contribution to dance in Colorado since 2004
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