Dancers Choice Award 2018

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For 11 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.


Carla Service

Carla Service / Photo by Ah Sou Saechao

Carla Service has been working in the dance field for over 30 years. She has worked in locations nationally and internationally including Cambodia, Japan, and Costa Rica, and more. After working for a decade in the Los Angeles entertainment industry, she brought her years of industry experience to Oakland.

Locally and abroad, Carla Service provides entertainment consultation for cruise ships, resorts, and entrepreneurs. Her clients have gone on to open up dance studios, perform in their dream location and work with the industry’s top stars.

Carla Service is the founder of the Oakland Dance Festival, a free event held in Jack London Square. The festival brings dance artists from all over the Bay Area, representing many different cultures.

Read: Dancers Choice Award 2018: Carla Service by Heather DesaulniersApril 2018 In Dance

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Congratulations to past honorees:

2017: Mix’d Ingrdnts Dance Company

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

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