Announcing the Winners for the 2017 BWW Dance World Awards

BWW is excited to announce the winners for the first annual BWW Dance World Awards! The awards honor professional dance that took place from January 1st to December 31st 2016. Our editors set the categories, our readers submitted the nominees and voted for their favorites!

Now check out the full list of winners below!

Best Artistic Director
Paul Taylor

Best Ballet Company
Texas Ballet Theater

Best Choreographer of a Broadway Musical
Andy Blankenbuehler

Best Composer of a Score Commissioned for Dance
Philip Glass

Best Contemporary Dancer
Melanie Moore

Best Costume Designer
Santo Loquasto, Hello Dolly

Best Dance Teacher
Samantha Gobeille, Arizona Dance Artistry

Best Dancer in a Broadway Musical
Tyler Hanes

Best Dancer in a World Dance Discipline
Masaka Kids Africana

Best Dancer in an Off-Broadway Musical
Sutton Foster - Sweet Charity

Best Emerging Choreographer
Joshua Bergasse

Best Established Choreographer
Andy Blankenbuehler

Best Female Ballet Dancer
Robin Bangert, Texas Ballet Theater

Best Lighting Designer
Kenneth Posner, War Paint

Best Male Ballet Dancer
Robert Fairchild

Best Modern/Contemporary Dance Company
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Best Tap Dance Company

Best Tap Dancer
Gaby Diaz

Best World Dance Company
Masaka Kids Africana

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