Dance + Choreography Alumnae Receive BESSIE Awards



Congratulations to Samantha Speis (BFA ’05) and Ligia Lewis (BFA ’05) on receiving 2017 BESSIE awards.

Speis received an Outstanding Performer award for being a part of the ensemble of the skeleton architecture, or the future of our worlds performed at for Danspace Project’s Platform 2016: Lost and Found. Lewis received an Outstanding Production award for her piece minor matter performed at American Realness with Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts at Abrons Arts Center.

Niall Jones (BFA ’07) was nominated for the BESSIE award for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer.

Photo: Samantha Speis. Courtesy VCUarts.
Video: Ligia Lewis clip of minor matter from Ligia Lewis Vimeo. 

Read more about the BESSIE Awards on their website.


October 10, 2017