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2015 Breakthrough Performer – Vanessa Hudgens

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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.

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Christy Lopez

2015 Role Model Award – Carrie Ann Inaba


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.

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2015 Dance Innovator Award – Mia Michaels

Mia MichaelsYou’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.

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Christy Lopez

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award – Rita Moreno

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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.

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2015 IDA Panel of Judges

IDA Panel of Judges 2015The 2015 Industry Dance Awards is proud to announce this year’s distinguished panel of judges. On behalf of the IDA family, we want to thank you for sharing your talents and expertise with the hard-working dancers and choreographers vying for the “Star Award” at the Most Prestigious Dance Event Of The Year.

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Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California

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Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California (CCFSC) is more than 700 families strong committed to serving children with cancer and their families throughout Southern California emotionally, financially, educationally and with emergency assistance. CCFSC prides itself in being a very personal organization, serving the oncology community since 1981 powered by over 200 volunteers and a small staff of two. Support begins at the moment of diagnosis and remains available through every stage of treatment and beyond.

Every three and a half minutes a parent hears the devastating news, “Your child has cancer.” With these words, normal life stops and a difficult new journey begins; a journey that will test families physically, emotionally, socially, and financially. Success rates in childhood cancer have led to survival rates of up to 80%, however, the emotional, social, psychological and medical support is an on-going need. These children and teenagers benefit from a program that gives them the opportunity to have normal life experiences in spite of their life threatening diagnosis. Support services include: holiday parties, family camp, special events, educational material, emergency assistance with food and gas needs, as well as many other support programs.

CCFSC has also developed an integral adolescent program unique to our geographical area of support, the Teen Connection Program. With this program we are able to provide ample opportunities for teens diagnosed with cancer to meet with youth and adult facilitators to enjoy life as a teen, socialize, share experiences, receive peer support and educational information about cancer therapy, survivorship and scholarship opportunities.

On behalf of Childhood Cancer Foundation:

Childhood Cancer Foundation is honored to partner with the Industry Dance Awards to provide Hope and Inspiration to families who have a child diagnosed with cancer. The diagnosis of cancer is devastating at any age, and our mission is to directly interact with these families and provide family support and HOPE. Often times, people do not hear about our organization until they hear the words, “your child has cancer.” We are grateful for the exposure and awareness the Industry Dance Awards will bring to this disease and our support program.

Thank you,
Armida Kersey
Executive Director
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Cancer is the #1 disease-related cause of death of children in the U.S. and LIGHTS CAMERA CURE is calling ACTION! to fight pediatric cancer. Lights Camera Cure is a Los-Angeles based charitable organization whose mission is to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer patient support and research. The organization’s primary fundraising event is the annual Hollywood Dance Marathon held in the Spring at the Avalon Hollywood, the site of the 2015 Industry Dance Awards. Read more

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Welcome to 2015 IDA!

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The 2015 Industry Dance Awards and Cancer Benefit Show is proud to introduce our three newest sponsors. With over 50 combined years of convention touring experience, Tremaine Dance Convention, The PULSE on Tour, and L.A. Dance Magic have trained and developed some of the best dancers in the country. The innovation and influence that these organizations have brought to the dance community are unsurpassed and certainly worthy of recognition.

At the 2015 Industry Dance Awards, a “Best Convention Performance Award” will be given to a winner from each of the three conventions. Additionally, each convention will select two of their master teachers to be nominated for the “Favorite Convention Teacher Award”. These nominees will be posted on our website and the winner will be chosen by popular vote. Please stay tuned for updates on our nominees and all of the exciting new additions to the most prestigious dance event of the year.