2015 Dance Icon Award goes to… Vincent Paterson
It is actually very difficult to come up with the words to describe the level of exultance to present the most prestigious award, Dance Icon Award, to Mr. Vincent Paterson. If you have ever experienced any style of entertainment – from film to music videos to Broadway to concert tours, this man has dabbed his brilliance in all of the above. And we’re talking ICONIC work including Michael Jackson’s BAD Tour and Madonna’s Blonde Ambition tour.
Industry Dance Awards is absolutely honored to have Mr. Vincent Paterson accept the Dance Icon Award at this year’s award show on Aug. 19th!
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2015 New Media Influencer – Ian Eastwood
We’ve had the pleasure of having Ian Eastwood in attendance every year since the Industry Dance Awards began in 2012. Little known fact, he was in the one of the first-ever performances on the IDA stage. Since then, Ian Eastwood has made a name for himself through his presence on new media platforms. He has shown this generation the power of sharing your talents and gifts via social media for an interactive connection to his fans. We are looking forward to seeing Ian accept the 2015 New Media Influencer Award at this year’s event.
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We are proud to announce the hosts of this year’s Industry Dance Awards!! Robert Hoffman, on-air personality known for his comedic parodies and viral hits, returns to co-host the special event. Joining him on the IDA stage is Keltie Knight, entertainment correspondent of CBS’s The Insider. The combination of their wit and love for dance will make this show a night to remember. Shall we request a ballroom duet?! Read more
2015 Breakthrough Performer goes to….
For the first time in Industry Dance Awards history, we are presenting the Breakthrough Performer Award.
From a young age, this Hollywood starlet has proven her triple-threat talent. We’ve see her jump from the big screen to Broadway lights. Defined by its award title, we are pleased to present Vanessa Hudgens as the first-ever Breakthrough Performer recipient for her continued success in entertainment.
We are looking forward to see her accept her award at the 2015 Industry Dance Awards.
Carrie Ann Inaba will receive the 2015 Role Model Award. The Role Model Award is presented to an individual that represents passion, leadership, and philanthropy with motivation to inspire others. ABC’s DWTS Judge, Carrie Ann Inaba, is the perfect example of just that.
You’ve seen her work on Broadway, on your television screen, and maybe your favorite concert. Her Emmy Award-winning choreography has changed the face of staging and theatrical excellence. She is the brilliant Mia Michaels, and we are elated to present her with the 2015 Innovator Award.
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From screen to stage, Mia has turned dance into inspired and unique works of passion and beauty. This year will mark a highly anticipated stage venture that will propel this multiple Emmy winner to even further heights as one of our most sought after innovators, not only in the world of dance, but in the entire entertainment industry.
The Industry Dance Awards is honored to present the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award to the one and only Rita Moreno. With her long list of award-winning work, she has inspired so many in the dance community and beyond. We are looking forward to seeing her grace the Industry Dance Awards stage.