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Dance Instructor Honored with Outstanding Emerging Choreographer Award

Instructor Joya Powell

SUNY Old Westbury Adjunct Lecturer of Dance Joya Powell has received the 2016 NY Dance and Performance Award for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer for her inspiring and daring racially-charged work. The Bessie Award committee, who presented the award at the October 18, 2016 ceremony, recognized her for “passionate choreographic engagement with issues of justice and race” and for her ability to deeply connect with audiences.