Dance Faculty Member Wins Joffrey Choreographic Competition

December 14, 2018

The Joffrey Ballet has announced this year's winners of the ninth annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. Assistant Professor Tommie-Waheed Evans is among the select group of four choreographers who will have their work premiered at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's Edlis Neeson Theater on March 9-10, 2019. The award comes with a $5,000 stipend and the opportunity for personal consultation with Ashley Wheater and Raymond Rodriguez, who are the Joffrey's artistic director and the head of Studio Company and Trainee Program, respectively.

This notable achievement is added to Evans' previous awards, which include a Dance/ USA Philadelphia Rocky Award, Billy Penn: Who Next Arts, Howard Gilman Foundation Fellowship Winner, and a BalletX 2017 Ballet Choreographic Fellowship. In addition to UArts, he has set choreography on BalletX, Verb Ballets, Eleone Dance Theatre, Boston Conservatory, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and Philadanco. His work will also be seen as part of the School of Dance's Winter Dance Series running December 6-9 at the Merriam Theater.