Department Awards & Scholarships

Dancing Girls

Several monetary scholarships are awarded annually by the department for outstanding performance and achievement.

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Foundation Awards

Susan S. Collier First-Year Dance Scholarship

This award was established to recognize outstanding students in the dance program who have demonstrated commitment and potential for excellence toward the careen of dance, specifically performance or choreography.

2017-2018 Recipients: Regina George, Stephanie Kotsch, Caroline Mcvay, Lucy Mundschau, and Catherine McConnell

Susan S. Collier Dance Scholarship

This award was established to recognize outstanding students in the dance department who have demonstrated excellence in choreography, writing, scholarly activity, and/or leadership.

2017-2018 Recipients: Jasmin Esquilin, Geoden Gesford, Isaiah Harris, and Mia Martelli

Bill Evans Award for Embodied Scholarship

This award was established to recognize an outstanding student in the dance department who has demonstrated commitment and potential for excellence in the field of dance by significantly applying concepts and practices from Laban, Bartenieff, or another somatic system.

2017-2018 Recipient: Emma Cohen

Payton Choreographic Award

This award was established to recognize an outstanding dance student who has demonstrated commitment and the potential for excellence in the career of choreography.

2017-2018 Recipient: Meghan Mariotti

Friends of Brockport Dance

This award was established to recognize new or continuing students in the dance program who have demonstrated outstanding potential for artistic and/or academic excellence in dance.

2017-2018 Recipients: Maureen Gorman and Jenna Kelly

Nat Goodhartz Award

This award was established to recognize an outstanding student in the dance program who has demonstrated a proficiency and involvement in dance science.

2017-2018 Recipient: Sophie Nash

Santo J. Giglio Award in Choreography

This award was established to recognize an outstanding student in the dance department who has demonstrated an original creative voice and a commitment to the in-depth investigation of the choreographic process.

2017-2018 Recipient: Alicia Donald

Rose L. Strasser Dance Scholarship Award

This award was established by the department's founding chair, Professor Emeritus Rose L. Strasser to recognize an outstanding dance student who has exhibited ability and potential in dance through high academic achievement, artistic and creativity ability in dance, and promise as a performer and/or choreographer.

2017-2018 Recipient: Claire Fisher

Pylyshenko-Strasser Graduate Dance Award

This award was established by the department's founding chair, Professor Emeritus Rose L. Strasser to recognize an outstanding graduate dance student who has demonstrated a high level of academic achievement, has artistic and creative ability, and has evidence of service to the dance department.

2017-2018 Recipient: Kelsey George

Distinguished Professors Award for Graduate Student Research, 2017/2018

This competitive, merit-based award is for matriculated graduate students enrolled in a Master's program at The College at Brockport. The award supports student efforts to produce a substantial and original scholarly project—research and/or creative endeavor— that fulfills program requirements.

2017-2018 Recipient: Cassie Burns

Dawn & Jacques Lipson Special Opportunity Grant

This school-wide, competitive grant is to provide faculty and students with funding for special projects and opportunities that fall outside the School's annual operating budget.

2017-2018 Recipient: Kristin Dowdy

Awards for Summer Study

Dawn & Jacques Lipson Award for Summer Study

This college-wide, competitive award is to provide assistance for an undergraduate or graduate student in the performing, visual or creative arts to participate in professional level workshops or advanced level study, to attend professional auditions or to participate in dance, music, visual arts, theatre or literary festivals sanctioned by the College.

2017-2018 Award Recipient: Emma Cohen and Mia Martelli

Susan Collier Summer Scholarships

This award supports summer study in dance for students who display an ability to use the experience to grow as dancers or choreographers.

Internships with Doug Varone and Dancers Summer Workshop

These internships, in production and administration provide tuition for the summer workshop with Doug Varone and Dancers.

Scholarships with Doug Varone & Dancers Summer Workshop

These merit-based scholarships support students' participation in the Doug Varone and Dancers Summer Workshop.

Department Awards

Rose L. Strasser Service Award

An award that recognizes students who display creativity, leadership, and responsibility as evidenced by participation in departmental and Dance Club activities.

2018-2018 Award Recipients: Crissa Bishop, Meghan Burgess, Olivia Cacciatore, and Sarah Norris

Department of Dance Undergraduate Service Award

This award recognizes an undergraduate student who has demonstrated excellence in leadership and service to the department.

2017-2018 Award Recipient: Dutch DeCarvalho

Department of Dance Graduate Service Award

This award recognizes an graduate student who has demonstrated excellence in leadership and service to the department.

2017-2018 Award Recipients: Maureen Gorman and Jenna Harrington

Department Scholar

This award recognizes a student with the highest academic achievement within the department.

2017-2018 Award Recipient: Dutch DeCarvalho

Outstanding Undergraduate Student

This award recognizes a senior who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, exhibited a strong mastery of understanding/performance element in their discipline and contributed significantly to their department.

2017-2018 Award Recipient: Laura Murawski

Outstanding Graduate Student

This award recognizes a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, exhibited a strong mastery of understanding/performance element in their discipline and contributed significantly to their department.

2017-2018 Award Recipient: Cassie Burns

Jocelyn Reed Award

This award was established by Cynthia Powell-Reed, in memory of her daughter Jocelyn. The award honors a graduating senior receiving a degree in Dance and/or Exercise Science and demonstrates the potential for excellence in a career of dance or physical therapy.

2017-2018 Award Recipients: Dutch DeCavalho and Mia Martelli

Last Updated 11/20/18

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