Alumni News, Awards and Honors

Lerman ’69 Awarded Grant

Choreographer Liz Lerman ’69 (below, center) was one of 50 artists this year to receive a $50,000 fellowship from United States Artists (USA).

Liz Lerman dancing

The organization, which awards grants annually to outstanding visual, media, literary, and performing artists, called Lerman “a pioneer in making site-specific dances and including various communities in artistic and civic engagement projects.” Lerman, the founding director of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, was awarded the prestigious MacArthur “Genius” Award in 2002. For more information, see the article on USA's website about Lerman.