Adrian Ruiz

2016 Role Model Award Presented To – Liz Imperio

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The Industry Dance Awards is proud to honor Liz Imperio with the Role Model Award for all of her outstanding and visionary work in the dance community. Not only is she one of the most talented choreographers in the world, Liz applies her passion for uplifting others with her motivational program, Breaking Barriers.

Thank you Liz Imperio for all that you have done for our community. We cannot wait to see your innovative choreography during the 2016 Industry Dance Awards opening performance!

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Christy Lopez

2016 New Media Influencer Presented to – Matt Steffanina

 

Matt-minYou’ve probably seen a ton of his dance choreography viral videos and didn’t even know it! Matt Steffanina has changed the game in the dance industry. He’s been able to take his innovative and explosive hip-hop choreography to help people around the world feel like professional dancers with his step-by-step instructional videos utilizing the power of YouTube.
With over 1 billion followers, fans are chained to their laptops waiting for the next video of innovative choreography set to the latest pop hit. Matt’s down-to-earth spirit, dope moves, and effortless swag make it easy to love him and we look forward to many years of his influence.
Congratulations! Can’t wait to see you at the Industry Dance Awards!

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Adrian Ruiz

2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Presented To – Chita Rivera

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The Industry Dance Awards is honored to present the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award to the beautiful and extraordinarily accomplished, Chita Rivera. This incomparable award-winning actress has inspired the dance community all over the world with her iconic roles and legendary, ground-breaking career. We are honored to celebrate Ms. Rivera at the Industry Dance Awards.

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Adrian Ruiz

2016 Breakthrough Performer Presented To – MADDIE ZIEGLER

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There’s a reason why this talented young lady was always on the top of the ALDC pyramid! Maddie has proved her passion for dance and has come a long way since her days in the studio in Pennsylvania. Now, she has broken through reality television into a pop culture figure creating a name for herself in the dance and music industry. She has recently starred in Sia’s music videos helping to bring new appreciation to modern dance in today’s youth. Maddie is currently on the judging panel of So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation where she is inspiring a whole new generation to follow in her footsteps.

Congrats Maddie! We cannot wait to see you accept your well-deserved honor at this year’s award show!

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Christy Lopez

Introducing our newest sponsor – Groove

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We are delighted to introduce “Groove Dance Competition” as our newest sponsor for the 2016 Industry Dance Awards and Cancer Benefit Show. The strength of our dance community is built upon the graciousness and support given by the numerous competitions, conventions, and studios that make up our dance family. “Groove” will be joining the following sponsors to raise awareness and celebrate art at the 2016 Industry Dance Awards.

The 2015 Industry Dance Awards showcased breathtaking performances and courageous stories that exemplified the generosity and passion of the dance industry. We look forward to another incredible night at our 2016 event, which will take place at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, CA on Wednesday, August 17th.

Christy Lopez

Dance Informa – Industry Dance Awards: Glamour Gives Back

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Dance can inspire. Dance can heal. Dance can change lives. That is why the Industry Dance Awards were created, and that is…continue reading at Dance Informa

Christy Lopez

2015 IDA – The Winners Are…

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