The Chairman's Award

Executive director of New York City’s The Joyce Theater and Foundation since 1993, Linda Shelton has been setting an example for aspiring female leaders for decades. As a former company manager for The Joffrey Ballet, tour planner for Bolshoi Ballet, National Endowment of the Arts panelist, Dance/USA and Dance/NYC board member and Benois de le danse judge, Shelton has served as an important voice for dance across the globe. In her tenure at The Joyce, she has not only increased the venue’s commissioned programming but also started presenting beyond The Joyce’s four walls in locations such as Lincoln Center.

PRESENTED BY CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

PERFORMANCE RONALD K. BROWN/EVIDENCE, A DANCE COMPANY

Photo by Joseph Moran