Dance Award Nominees Include Sara Mearns and “The Red Shoes”

“This year’s nominees for the New York Dance and Performance Awards — more commonly known as the Bessies, the dance world’s version of the Oscars or Tonys — have been announced.

There are 12 nominees for outstanding performer, including Courtney Cook of Urban Bush Women, Jacqueline Green of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Sara Mearns of New York City Ballet. Ms. Mearns’s nomination also recognizes the side projects that have kept her increasingly busy, like Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes and the Isadora Duncan homage Dances of Isadora.”

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