Sculptor:
Robin Heidi Kennedy
In 1995, Jerome Robbins wrote to the directors of his foundation, "I would like there to be established a prize to some really greatly outstanding person or art institution. The prizes should lean toward the arts of dance and its associative collaborators but not necessarily be defined by that surround."In explanation, he cited many callings, from teachers and designers to choreographers and presenting organizations, enjoining the directors to award the prize only when warranted by the distinction of the person, organization, or project. The original directors of The Jerome Robbins Foundation - Ms. Floria V. Lasky, Esq., Mr. Allen Greenberg, and Dr. Daniel Stern - in pursuit of Mr. Robbins' expressed desires, awarded the first two Jerome Robbins Awards in 2003. Past recipients have included....



Hal Prince, Chita Rivera & Stephen Sondheim (2013)

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30 Ballerinas (2011)

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Robert Wilson (2010)

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Twyla Tharp (2008)

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San Francisco Ballet (2008)

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Mikhail Baryshnikov (2005)

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Brooklyn Academy of Music (2005)

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Jennifer Tipton (2003)

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New York City Ballet (2003)

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