This year's Chita Rivera Awards will be held on May 22 at the NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts, with nominees to be announced April 28. The awards celebrate dance and recognize choreographic excellence and achievement in honor of their namesake, Tony winner Chita Rivera, who has originated some of Broadway's best known roles, such as Anita in West Side Story and Velma in Chicago.
Broadway, Off-Broadway, and film each have a separate nominating committee that oversees the nominations. Broadway nominations are also passed through an award committee which will determine the final nominees.
The event is being produced by Joe Lanteri, founder and executive director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation, in association with Patricia Watt. It will benefit the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation College Scholarship Program. Since the organization’s founding in 2010, it has awarded $4 million to more than 400 dancers represented in 42 of the most prestigious college dance programs in the country.
For more information, visit ChitaRiveraAwards.com.