THE PHYLLIS LAMHUT TISCH DANCE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The scholarship fund will help cover the tuition cost for an Master of Fine Arts in Dance at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, where Phyllis is an educator in composition and artistic mentor.
PHYLLIS LAMHUT is a 2013 recipient of the American Dance Festival's Balasarawati/Jay Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching, is a choreographer of over 100 works. She received her professional dance training from multimedia innovator and pedagogue Alwin Nikolais at the Henry Street Settlement Playhouse. She was a principal dancer with the Nikolais Dance Theater for twenty years and a leading dancer with the Murray Louis Dance Company. She formed the Phyllis Lamhut Dance Company in 1970. As a member of the Nikolais, Louis and Lamhut Companies, she performed all over the world on concert stages, television and participated in the National Endowment for the Arts, Dance Touring and Artists- in-Education programs. She has directed the National Association of Regional Ballet Craft of Choreography Conference, the National Canadian Composer/Choreographer Seminar, the Dance and Music Workshop in Jerusalem, Israel and participated in the Venice Biennale "Move Man" project, The Carlisle Project "New Impulses" choreography workshop. As a choreography mentor she has participated in the Joyce-Soho Residency Program as a Choreography Advisor/Editor to Bebe Miller, Andrea Miller, Mark Dendy, Wally Cardona, Donna Uchizono, Zvi Gotheiner, Reggie Wilson and Jessica Lang, in Philadelphia for Dance Advance and Susan Hess Dance Residency Program. Her choreography has been mounted on Limon Dance Company, Theatre Ballet of Canada, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, and New Orleans Dance and on many solo artists. Phyllis Lamhut is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, awards from The New York State Council on the Arts, New York University, New York Foundation for the Arts, music grants from the Mary Flagler Charitable Trust and Meet the Composer's Composer/Choreographer Project. The National Endowment for the Arts honored her with sixteen Choreography Fellowships. She served on the National Endowment for the Arts Overview/Mentor panels, the Pew Charitable Trust National Dance Project, Artists Advisory Board of the New York Foundation for the Arts and as Adjudicator for the American College Dance Festival Association. She is published in the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, The New Dance Review, Ballet Review, Poor Dancers Almanac and Dance USA. She is on the faculty of New York University Tisch School of the Arts where she teaches Principals of Dance Composition and Motional Research.