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Nominations Are Open

Legends of Dance
The Dance Archive is accepting nominations for the 2024 Legends of Dance. Previously nominated individuals will be considered but will require a new 2024 nomination submission. Nominees are judged on Legends of Dance criteria.
Nominations are due February 29

Criteria includes but is not limited to:

  • Dance styles/forms
  • Geographic representation in the state
  • Racial/ethnic/cultural diversity
  • Gender diversity
Note: It is not required that Legends of Dance be dancers or performers – we have honored producers, directors, philanthropists, photographers, and people in other fields who have made significant and sustained impacts on dance in the state.
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.

Who We Are

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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The Dance Archive welcomes dance enthusiasts, scholars, and the general public to use our collections.
Oral history program honoring those who have made an outstanding contribution to dance in Colorado since 2004
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