2008 Award Performers

10th Biennial Juliet Hollister Awards

Dance Theatre of Harlem

2008 Award performersFounded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem was considered “one of ballet’s most exciting undertakings” (The New York Times, 1971). As the leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, DTH’s mission is: To maintain a world-class school that trains young people in classical ballet and the allied arts; provide arts education, community outreach programs and positive

role models for all; and present a ballet company of African-American and other racially diverse artists who perform the most demanding repertory at the highest level of quality.

Each component of Dance Theatre of Harlem carries a solid commitment towards enriching the lives of young people and adults around the world through the arts. For more information, see www.dancetheatreofharlem.org

Impact Repertory Theatre

Impact Repertory Theatre was founded in 1997 by Alice Arien, Jamal Joseph, Joyce Joseph and Voza Rivers. Its mission is to use performing arts and the dynamics of leadership training to develop and empower youth. Rooted in creative self expression, IRT is anchored by a commitment to Safe space, Outstanding effort and Service to the community (S.O.S.).  Throughout its 15+ years, its members have performed at the Apollo Theatre and the Brooklyn Children’s Hospital’s “Healing Through Laughter” program, and appeared on CBS, Nickelodeon and in the HBO film, Disappearing Acts.

See www.impactreptheatre.org for more information.

In 1968 through the guidance of Ram Das, Krishna Das met his teacher Neem Karoli Baba in India where his journey as a practitioner of Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of devotion, deepened. In 1973 he returned to the US at the behest of his Guru to “sing to him from America.” A devoted student of  Buddhist meditation practices, Krishna Das is traveled extensively throughout India. As a recording artist, Krishna Das’s popular CD’s are sold world wide. . See www.krishnadas.com for more information.