Every year, the Princess Grace Foundation-USA offers choreography fellowships for collaborations with non-profit dance companies and one fellowship for an individual playwright, including residency at New Dramatists in Manhattan. The foundation was established in memory of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco and supports exceptional emerging artists.
Seattle choreographer Olivier Wevers, Artistic Director of Whim W’Him, was awarded a $10,000 Choreography Fellowship to create a new dance work for Seattle’s Spectrum Dance Theatre.
Seattle choreographers are making a splash – three of the eight recipients of the 2011 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowships are from Seattle. All winners will be recognized at a black-tie gala hosted by Prince Albert II of Monaco in New York City in November.
Since 1982, the Princess Grace Foundation-USA has awarded a total of over $8 million to nearly 500 individuals nationwide.