The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies is the dance world’s most stellar annual gathering. Hosted by dance legends Ayodele Casel and Shernita Anderson, this year’s ceremony will include live dance performances, videos of all nominated work, and presentations of awards for outstanding choreography, performance, visual design, music composition, revival, service to the field of dance and lifetime achievement in dance. All are welcome to come salute and enjoy the best of New York’s wide world of dance!

Ayodele Casel
Ayodele Casel | Photo Credit: Michael Higgins
Shernita Anderson
Shernita Anderson | Photo by Montana