Alumni News, Awards and Honors

Ring MFA '01 Awarded Guggenheim

Dancer and choreographer Melinda Ring MFA '01 has been awarded a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Ring MFA '01 Awarded Guggenheim

The Fellowship honors an exceptional capacity for productive scholarship and exceptional creative ability in the arts. 

Melinda Ring makes dances, installations and performance works. Her work has been supported by residencies and grants from many organizations including: Yaddo, Movement Research, Foundation for Contemporary Art (Emergency Grant), Gerald Oppenheimer Family Foundation, Mabou Mines, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (MCAF, Swing Space), Gibney Dance Center (DiP), Headlands Center for the Arts, Chora Council of the Metabolic Studio, a project of the Annenberg Foundation, and, New York Foundation for the Arts (Build Stability).

The Guggenheim fellowship was established in 1925 by former United States Senator and Mrs. Simon Guggenheim, in memory of their son. The fellowships honor and support scholarship and creative ability in the arts. 

Fellow alumna Elana Herzog ’76 is also a 2017 recipient.