Arts Awards 2023
Special Event

2023 Arts at Dartmouth Awards

with Virginia Johnson
May 31, 2023

This event occurred as part of the 22/23 Special Event season. This is an archived view.

Celebrate outstanding Dartmouth student artists with speeches and awards.

22/23 Special Event

Each May, the Hop gathers together its community to honor and present awards to Dartmouth undergraduates who have excelled in the arts—delighting us during their four years with great musical, theater and dance performances and marvelous film and video.

We are honored to welcome guest speaker Virginia Johnson to address the students. A founding member of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Virginia was one of its principal ballerinas through her career of nearly 30 years and is recognized as one of the great ballerinas of her generation and for her performances in the ballets Giselle, A Streetcar Named Desire and Fall River Legend. After retiring in 1997, she founded Pointe magazine and was editor-in-chief for 10 years. A student of Mary Day, she graduated from the Washington School of Ballet and went on to be a University Scholar in the School of the Arts at New York University before joining Dance Theatre of Harlem. DTH founder Arthur Mitchell invited her to step into his position as artistic director in 2010. On July 1, 2023, she will pass artistic leadership of the company to former DTH principal dancer and resident choreographer Robert Garland.

A trailblazing dancer and mentor, Virginia champions the belief that ballet belongs to everyone. Throughout her career, her mission has been to make the form more inclusive and to harness the power of the arts for change. 

Refreshments to follow in Nearburg Forum.

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Black Family Visual Arts Center
22 Lebanon Street
Hanover, NH

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