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Justin Cooley and Mira Nadon Win Clive Barnes Awards

The presentation of the awards recognizing excellence in theater and dance took place on Sunday, September 18th at 3pm.



Justin Cooley and Mira Nadon Win Clive Barnes Awards

The Clive Barnes Foundation, under the leadership of Holly Jones and Lloyd Mayor, announced the winners of the 12th Annual Clive Barnes Awards. Hosted by New York 1's Frank DiLella, the presentation of the awards recognizing excellence in theater and dance took place on Sunday, September 18th at 3pm at the Martha Graham Studio Theater at Westbeth, 11th floor, 55 Bethune Street, (in Greenwich Village) New York, NY. 10014.

The winner of the Theater Artist Award was Justin Cooley for his performance in Kimberly Akimbo which will be transferring to Broadway later this season.

The finalists for this year's Theater Artist Award were Justin Cooley-Kimberly Akimbo, Jasai Chase-Owens-Sanctuary City, Erin Wilhelmi-To Kill a Mockingbird, and Samantha Williams-Caroline, or Change.

This year's Dance Artist Award winner was Mira Nadon of New York City Ballet. She will dance Jerome Robbins's Piano Pieces and George Balnchine's Raymonda Variations during the first two weeks of City Ballet's Season.

This year's Dance Artist Award finalists were Zimmi Coker and Erica Lall both at-American Ballet Theatre, Mira Nadon-New York City Ballet, and Jake Tribus-Gibney Dance Company.

All finalists received a cash prize of $500, while the winners each received an award of $5000. Previous finalists in theater include Annaleigh Ashford, MJ Rodriquez, Derek Klena, Rob McClure, Alex Sharp, and Timothee Chalamet.

Previous finalists in dance include Isabella Boylston, Lauren Lovette, Lloyd Mayor, Calvin Royal III, Zoey Anderson, Gemma Bond, and Indiana Woodward.

The finalists and winners for the dance and theater awards are chosen by a Selection Committee, which is comprised of critics and performers in each field. The selection committee for the 12th Annual Awards included William H. Ausman, Diana Byer, Pia Catton, Jenny Chiang, Frank DiLella, Erik Forrest Jackson, Patrick Pacheco and William Whitener, with new members Mindy Aloff, Nicole Duffy, and Marshall Heymanjoining for the current 2022 nomination season.





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