ARCHIVED: Rashaun Mitchell '00 receives Bessie Award for Sustained Achievement in Performance

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

reports that Rashaun Mitchell '00 was honored with a 2011 New York Dance and Performance Award (aka The Bessie Award) for Sustained Achievement in Performance for his significant contributions to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company over the years.

The prestigious Bessie Award, given annually for innovative achievement in dance, is named after Bessie Schönberg, who directed the nation's first college dance department for nearly four decades (1938-1975) at Sarah Lawrence. The department went on to serve as a model for dance programs at other institutions.