Dec 9, 2010
We love to see people being recognized for their contributions our L.A. dance community, and especially as dance teachers! Congratulations to all the TIV Awards nominees on their recognition by fellow dancers, peers, students, and more as valuable members of our community. Below we present the winners of the first annual TIV Awards, announced Monday, December 6, 2010, at Level 3 at Hollywood & Highland.
Not familiar with TIV? You can find out about Aliya Perry’s Los Angeles dance newsletter, The Industry Voice, in our article written before this year’s awards: Dance Update: The Industry Voice Awards Show & Web Site Launch Party.
Winners of the First Annual TIV Awards
Class of the Year at Debbie Reynolds Award
You can see his classes on Kyle Hanagami’s YouTube channel and find his Int/Adv Hip Hop on the Debbie Reynolds Studio schedule.
Class of the Year at EDGE Award
You can see her classes on Leslie Scott’s YouTube channel. (Video of Leslie actually instructing, as well as students performing, is included.) Leslie’s Hip Hop class times are listed on the EDGE PAC schedule.
Class of the Year at IDA Award
You can see her classes on Tricia Miranda’s YouTube channel. (If you only see a few videos, go to the bar right above the video screen where “Favorites” is highlighted and click on “Uploads” or “All” to see Tricia’s class videos.) Tricia’s Int/Adv Hip Hop class times are listed on the IDA Hollywood schedule.
Class of the Year at Millennium Award
You can see his contemporary/jazz classes on TOKYO’s YouTube channel. (Teachers of dance styles other than hip hop are also eligible for the Class of the Year Award!) TOKYO’s Contemporary/Jazz class times are listed on the Millennium Dance Complex schedule.
Performance of the Year Award for Carnival, The Choreographers Ball
Kyle Hanagami for “GLEE”
You can see Kyle Hanagami’s Carnival piece on Facebook. (We apologize for the host’s language before and after the performance.)
Community Crossover Award
Stephen “tWitch” Boss
The Community Crossover Award recognizes an artist who has bridged the gap between the dance community and the dance industry and made waves in both. You can find an overview of some of his many achievements on Stephen “tWitch” Boss’ IMDB profile.
Artist of the Year
Chonique Sneed and Lisette Bustamante for “Creating Opportunities”
Successful choreographers and best friends Chonique Sneed and Lisette Bustamante developed Creating Opportunities to inspire and inform younger dancers and help prepare them to succeed in the dance industry on their own terms, by finding what sets them apart and creating their own opportunities. You can learn about Creating Opportunities on the Creating Opportunities web site.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Carey Ysais, Paulette Azizian & Kimo Keoke for Carnival, The Choreographers Ball
In twelve years of putting on the monthly Carnival in L.A., this team has provided support and exposure to many choreographers and dancers in our community. The anniversary show is coming up in January! Keep an eye out for the date and featured choreographers on the Choreographers Carnival web site.