Awards

Awards

Award for Best Choreography in a new Musical for The Boy Who Danced On Air from Stage Scene L. A. 2016

Princess Grace Works In Process Award 2014.

3Arts Award
for excellence in Dance 2012.

New York International Fringe Festival Award for Overall Excellence in Choreography in 2012.

New York International Fringe Festival Award for Overall Excellence in Dance in 2011.

Washington Post Top 10 Dances of 2009 for Wallstories.

Princess Grace Special Project Award from the Princess Grace Foundation in New York in 2009.

Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship from the Princess Grace Foundation in New York in 2008.

Metro DC Dance Award for Outstanding Overall Production in a small venue in 2006.

Metro DC Dance Award for Outstanding Individual Dance in 2006.

Dance Magazine's Top 25 to Watch in 2005.

D. C. Mayor's Arts Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist in 2004.

Metro DC Dance Award for Outstanding Multi-Media in 2004.

Metro DC Dance Award for Outstanding Scenic Design in 2003.

Metro DC Dance Award for Outstanding Individual Performer in 2002.

Dance USA Scholarship to attend the Dance USA/National Roundtable in Miami, Florida in 2002.

Vaslav Nijinsky Award for Contemporary Choreography (Kiev, Ukraine).2002

Winner of the category Best female Modern Solo Dance at the Music World 2000 (in Fivizzano, Italy) in 2000.

Grants

Performing Americas Project Residency grant From the National Performance Network and La RED. 2017

Jay Pritzker Foundation Grant. 2016

City Of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) Individual Artists Program (IAP) project grant. 2015

Production Grant from the Turkish Cultural Foundation. 2014

Project Grant from the Moon and Stars Project of The American Turkish Society. 2013

Production Grant from The Turkish Cultural Foundation. 2012

Individual Artist Project grant from the Illinois Arts Council. 2012

National Performance Network Forth Fund Award. 2012

National Performance Network Creation Fund grant co-commissioned by Dance Place and Bates Dance Festival. 2012

Performing Americas Project Residency Grant from the National Performance Network, Mujeres en las Artes and La RED in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. 2011

USAI grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation for 2010.

National Performance Network Performing Americas Project grant in 2010.

Artist Fellowship Grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts in 2009.

City Arts Grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts in 2009.

CAPA - Creative and Performing Arts Award from the University of Maryland division of Research and Graduate Studies in 2008.

City Arts Grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. 2007

International Travel Grant from the College of Arts and Humanities, University of Maryland. 2006

Artist Fellowship Grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. 2006

CAPA - Creative and Performing Arts Award from the University of Maryland division of Research and Graduate Studies. 2005

City Arts Grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. 2005

National Performance Network Creation Fund grant co-commissioned by Dance Place, the Miami Dade Community College and Reston Arts Center. 2005

Americas Project travel grant from National Performance Network, Arts International and La Red. 2004

Artist Fellowship Grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. 2004

City Arts Grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. 2003

CAPA the Creative and Performing Arts Award from the University of Maryland division of Research and Graduate Studies. 2003

Millennium Stage Local Dance Commissioning Project from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. 2002

Young Emerging Artist Grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. 2002

International Travel Fund from the Office of International Programs at the University of Maryland, College Park. 2001

Artist Fellowship Program Grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. 2001

Small Project Grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. 2001

Astral Career Grant from the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts (NFAA). 2001