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2014 McKnight dance fellows named

  • Blog Post by: Claude Peck
  • May 30, 2014 - 2:57 PM
Sally Rousse, co-founder of James Sewell Ballet, won a 2014 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Dancers. Star Tribune photo by Richard Tsong-Taatarii.

The annual McKnight fellowships for dancers and choreographers were announced this week. Each midcareer artist receives $25,000.

The winning choreographers are Penelope Freeh, Wynn Fricke and Joanie Smith. The winning dancers are Sally Rousse, Kenna-Camara Cottman and Max Wirsing.

The dance fellows also can get funds to commission a choreographer of their choice to create a new solo work for them. The choreographer fellows are eligible to apply for additional support for a residency at one of four national partners.

The McKnight Fellowship winners are selected by a panel from submissions, and the program is administered by Northrop at the University of Minnesota.

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