- Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, founder and visioning partner, Urban Bush Women, will receive the Dance/USA Honor Award.
- Ann Williams, founder and artistic advisor, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, will receive the Dance/USA 'Ernie' Award.
- Ella Baff, former executive and artistic director, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, will receive the Dance/USA Trustees Award.
- Sarah and Ernest Butler, philanthropists, Board leaders and global audience members, will receive the Dance/USA Champion Award.
“Jawole, Ann, Ella and the Butlers have made an outstanding and lasting impact on the field of dance,” said Dance/USA Executive Director Amy Fitterer. “To receive these awards, one must be nominated by fellow dance artists and administrators from across the United States. It is a true honor to be recognized by your peers, and I am very much looking forward to celebrating our Honorees in Austin, TX this June.”