For 10 years, the annual Dancers Choice Award was been awarded to an individual or organization working in the Bay Area dance community that are finding creative solutions that impact dance—behind the scenes, in the classroom, or on the stage.
10th Annual Dancers Choice Award Winner
Mix’d Ingrdnts Dance Company is a multi-ethnic and diverse collective of female artists who work together as an all-styles dance company, with the intent of cultivating a stronger community of artists of all ages through urban performance, dance education and connection. Mix’d Ingrdnts is directed by Co-Founders Jennifer “Jenay” Anolin and Samara Atkins, who began the company in 2010 wanting to affect their community in ways that inspired people to have an artistic approach to evoke social change and to tell a story. The company exists to empower women to express themselves and to hold platforms to help facilitate the community speaking up and out for the greater good. Mix’d Ingrdnts also strives to empower youth through knowledge and dance in order to impact their lives so that they can impact others and their communities. The company does this through forums, school assemblies, festivals, and various events around the Bay Area.
Congratulations to past honorees:
2016: Julia Tsitsi Chigamba and Annie Rosenthal Parr
2015: Raks Africa/Etang Inyang & Tammy Johnson
2014: Danica Sena
2013: Sarah Crowell
2012: Della Davidson and Ernesto Sopprani
2011: Antoine Hunter
2010: AXIS Dance Company
2009: Alleluia Panis
2008: Jessica Robinson Love