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The MacArthur Fellowship, nicknamed the “Genius Grant,” is awarded annually to creative pioneers who just don’t stop. For choreographers Michelle Dorrance, Bill T. Jones, Elizabeth Streb, and Kyle Abraham, “genius” means originality and dedication.

Featured Artists

Michelle Dorrance

Michelle Dorrance is a tap dancer, choreographer, teacher, and the Artistic Director of her own NYC-based dance company, Dorrance Dance. A 2015 MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient, Dorrance is recognized for her ensemble choreography, collaborations with other choreographers and musicians, and commitment to educating about the complex history of American tap dance.

Bill T. Jones

Bill T. Jones is a two time Tony award-winning choreographer and dancer. In 1983, he and his late partner Arnie Zane founded the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Decades on, Bill T. Jones has been foundational to modern dance, winning a National Medal of Arts and a MacArthur ‘Genius’ award for his work. Alongside running his dance company, he serves as the Artistic Director of New York Live Arts.