The choreographers for Shuffle Along, Hamilton AND On Your Feet all won the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Award, which also awarded Jane Krakowski for her tango in She Loves Me. Shuffle Along also won for best ensemble dancing.
BEST FEMALE DANCER
Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me
BEST MALE DANCER
Phillip Attmore, Shuffle Along
OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE IN A BROADWAY SHOW
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY IN FILM
Dave Scott, High Strung
OUTSTANDING FEMALE DANCER OFF-BROADWAY
Rumi Oyama, Sayonara
OUTSTANDING MALE DANCER OFF-BROADWAY
Robert Creighton, Cagney
“Our bodies are instruments & we are able to change lives through dance. And we live in this instrument.” –Judith Jamison, artistic director emeritus of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, who was presented with the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award. Nigel Lythgoe, executive producer of So You Think You Can Dance, received the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Dance. Broadway director, choreographer and Tony-nominated actor Maurice Hines, who appeared off-Broadway this season in his show Tappin’ Through Life, was recognized with a special recognition award for Outstanding Body of Work in Dance. Dr. Joan Fallon, founder and CEO of Curemark, was presented with a special achievement award for her work in the field of autism-related disorders.