Donna Faye Burchfield Recognized by ADF For Contributions to Dance

The American Dance Festival (ADF) will award the 2011 Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching to Donna Faye Burchfield, former ADF dean and director of the Hollins University/American Dance Festival MFA program.

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ADF Teaching Award for Yang Meiqi

Yang Meiqi, who pioneered modern dance in her native China, will be awarded the 2010 Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching by the American Dance Festival in a ceremony July 18 at Duke University’s West Campus in Durham, North Carolina. Choreographer Shen Wei, founder of Shen Wei Dance Arts and a former student of Yang Meiqi, will speak at the ceremony.

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