Honors & Awards

  • President's Award, Dance Masters of America, 2013
  • Barney Choreographic Prize, White Bird Dance, 2013
  • San Francisco Treasure Award by San Francisco Museum & Historical Society, 2012
  • Lifetime Achievement Award by the Corps de Ballet International Teacher Conference, 2012
  • Jacob’s Pillow Creativity Award, 2008
  • San Francisco Mayor’s Award, 2008
  • Italian Danza & Danza Best Choreography Award, 2008
  • San Francisco Foundation Community Leadership Award, 2007
  • US Artists Fellowship, 2006
  • New York Bessie Award, Choreographer/Creator, 2005
  • Kennedy Center Master of Choreography, 2005
  • Isadora Duncan Award
  • NEA Choreographer’s Fellowship
  • Irvine Dance Fellowship
  • Union Bank Hero Award
  • Los Angeles Lehman Award
  • KGO Excellence Award
  • USA Prudential Fellowship
  • Commissioner, City and County of San Francisco
  • Honorary Doctorate, Dominican University of California
  • Honorary Doctorate, California Institute of the Arts
  • Green Honors Chair Professorship, Texas Christian University