THE 2021 RVA DANCE AWARDS NOMINEES ARE...

PROFESSIONAL DANCE COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Radar Dance

Richmond Ballet

Dogwood Dance Project

OUTSTANDING TAP CHOREOGRAPHY

Lauren Stiglich

JT Beverly

Mary Manzari

DANCE STUDIO OF THE YEAR

Chesterfield Dance Center

Denise Wall's Dance Energy

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Prestige Dance Studio

COMMUNITY DANCER AWARD

Josh Jones

Brown Ballerinas for Change

Lawanda Raines

OUTSANDING HIP HOP CHOREOGRAPHY

Tony Colden Jr

Josh JOnes

Melissa Tiggle

DANCER OF THE YEAR

Josh Jones

Miguel Perez

Sabrina Holland

OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHY

Kat Maryak

Stefanie Ogunwumiju

Ashley Wyatt

YOUTH DANCER OF THE YEAR

LeAnne Koscinski

Eden Brod

Madison Kang

Kennedie Caldwell

CREATIVE DIGITAL CONTENT

Momentum Dance Center

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

J'adore Dance

CHOREOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Eric Rivera

Ashley Wyatt

Stefanie Ogunwumiju

Sasha Kucheriavyi

OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC DIRECTION

Stefanie Ogunwumiju

Ashely Wyatt

Serrah Brod

OUTSANDING BALLET CHOREOGRAPHY

Jamie Skates

Tristi Robinson

Nicole Shaver

OUTSTANDING HEELS CHOREOGRAPHY

Shartisha White

Neo Lynch

Sheniece Bradford

OUTSTANDING JAZZ CHOREOGRAPHY

Kat Martyak

Mary Manzari

Neo Lynch

DANCE INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR

Angelica Burgos

Cara Cubbage

Tristi Robinson

Alina Suvidova

OUTSANDING HIP HOP FREESTYLE DANCER

Ronald Jeffries

Rave Williams

Ishma Eel

Versatyles

BEST LATIN DANCE STUDIO

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

The Latin Ballet of Virginia

Salsa with Boris

The Ballroom Club

BEST STUDIO PERFORMANCE COMPANY

dELIERIUM

Prestige Dance Company

The Collaborative

BEST LYRICAL CHOREOGRAPHY

Ashley Wyatt

Neo Lynch

Cara Cubbage

BEST DANCE PHOTOGRAPHY

Katie Kraft Photography

Katelyn Hundley Photography

Ally Day Photography

BEST DANCE FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Me'Kel Williams (Great Work RVA)

Emily Snow (TURN Cardio Jam)

Ryan Schmidt (SOUL Aerial & Perf. Arts)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Pete Godfrey

Tony Colden Jr.

Ingrid Pettus

BEST BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

The Ballroom Club

Arthur Murray School of Dance