Utah is home to the most distinguished and inspiring dance educators. Our state is served by dance educators who are internationally and nationally renowned artists and educators. It is UDEO's privilege to honor and celebrate them!
UDEO Lifetime Achievement Award
The UDEO Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to a Utah Educator/Artist for exemplary leadership, research, scholarship and/or artistry, and philanthropy or service to dance education. The honoree will have contributed to the field of dance education at the state, national, and/or international levels for a period of at least fifteen (15) years. The Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious award the organization confers.
Nominees are considered for the following:
- Impact and contributions of lifetime achievements to the field of dance education.
- Advocacy for the field of dance and dance in education at the national and/or international level.
- Innovativeness of contributions to the arts and dance education.
- Recognition by peers as an influential figure in the dance or dance education communities.
NHSDA Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award
The NHSDA Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award is an annual award that recognizes the accomplishments of Junior and Senior NHSDA inductees.
2020 - Gabby Davis
2007 - Fionna Nelson – Recipient
2007 - Andrea Umphenour – Finalist
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