Graduate Student Awards

Click each award listing for information on eligibility, nominations and past awardees.


Selma Jeanne Cohen Award

This award aims to encourage graduate student members of DSA by recognizing excellence in dance scholarship.

2021 Awardees:

  • Alissa Elegant, "Dancing Revolutionary Change: China Railway Cultural Work Troupe’s Dance Drama “Wang Gui yu Li XiangXiang”"
  • Rosalia Lerner, "When ‘Get Well Soon’ is Not an Option: Sick-bodied Performance as an Alternative Ontology in Johanna Hedva’s “Sick Witch”"
  • Laura Smith, "Black Power Naps’ “Choir of the Slain”: The Radical Resistive Potential of the Horizontal Black Dancer"

Graduate Student Travel Awards 

Each year, three grants will be made to graduate students to help defray the costs of attending the annual conference. 

2021 Awardees: Kandyce Anderson Amie, Emily Kaniuka, Sanchita Sharma