Wisconsin Dance Council Award Recipients

Louise Kloepper* – 1984
Ferne Caulker-Bronson – 1986
Betty Salamun – 1987
Virginia Weiler* – 1988
Mary Elliott – 1989
Christine Stevens Jezewska – 1990
Jane Farwell* – 1991
Curtis Carter – 1992
Deborah Thomas – 1992
Jim Sullivan – 1992
Edward L. Kamarck* – 1992
Donna Peckett – 1992
Ginka Cohn* – 1992
Cecelia Brown* – 1993
Mary Thurrell – 1994
Bernadine Kunkel* – Distinction – 1995
Eileen Muth* – Margaret H’Doubler – 1995
Judith Benade – Choreography/Performance – 1995
Cate Deicher – Recognition of New Leadership – 1995
Mary Alice “Buff” Brennan – Research and Journalism – 1995
Waltraud Karkar, Juanita Makaroff, Charmaine Ristow – Distinction – 1996
Anna Nassif – Margaret H’Doubler – 1996
Charles Carell*, Roland Hitchler – Lifetime Achievement – 1996
Timothy Josephs – Recognition of New Leadership – 1996
Mercedes Fernandes, Evelyn “Chick” Nirschl*, Miriam Shelstad, Tibor Zana – Career Recognition – 1996
Diana Cottam* – Friend of Dance – 1996
Barry Lynn, Mary Fee* – Lifetime Achievement – 1997
Susan Gingrasso, Pam Kriger, Bronna Wollman – Career Recognition – 1997
Ellen Moore – Margaret H’Doubler – 1997
Margot Mink Colbert – Choreography/Performance – 1997
Susan Munson – Friend of Dance – 1997
Jean Wolfmeyer, Diane Remy – Lifetime Achievement – 1998
Marcia Parsons – Career Recognition – 1998
Liza Brown* – Margaret H’Doubler – 1998
Claudia Melrose – Distinction – 1998
Carol Marion Ceniti – Recognition of New Leadership – 1998
Hermine Davidson* – Lifetime Achievement – 1999
Lisa Andrea Thurrell – Choreography/Performance – 1999
Deborah Arnold, James Hartwig – Career Recognition – 1999
Jo Jean Kehl Janus, Vivian Tomlinson – Distinction – 1999
Julia Brown* – Friend of Dance – 1999
Virgilyn Driscoll – Distinction – 2000
Lonny Joseph Gordon – Choreography/Performance – 2000
Peggy Rosenzweig, Mariel Wozniak – Friend of Dance – 2000
Michael Doran – Distinction – 2001
Peggy Myo-Young Choy – Choreography/Performance – 2001
Harv Thompson – Friend of Dance – 2001
Virginia Davis – Lifetime Achievement – 2001
Bess Zana – Career Recognition – 2001
Marcia Fellows – Lifetime Achievement – 2002
Rena Kornblum – Research and Journalism – 2002
James Moore – Career Recognition – 2002
Robin Pettersen – Distinction – 2002
Joan Mills – Margaret H’Doubler – 2003
Jin-Wen Yu – Choreography/Performance – 2003
Carol Hoehn – Lifetime Achievement – 2003
John Gesinski* – Friend of Dance – 2003
Nan Gilbert Dwyer – Distinction – 2003
Jean Adams* – Lifetime Achievement – 2004
Kristanne Connolly – Choreography/Performance – 2004
Gerri Gurman – Distinction – 2004
Ginny O’Brien* – Friend of Dance – 2004
Doug Kane – Career Recognition – 2005
Gertrude Delorit – Lifetime Achievement – 2005
Li Chiao-Ping – Choreography/Performance – 2005
Mary Belle Potter, Shirley White – Lifetime Achievement – 2005
Evelyn Smith*, Grace Valentine – Career Recognition – 2005
W. Earle Smith – Recognition of New Leadership – 2005
Karen Cowan – Margaret H’Doubler – 2006
Mary Jane Van Duyse Sorgel – Lifetime Achievement – 2006
Betty Hayes-Baxter – Career Recognition – 2008
Kay Kuester-Doran – Lifetime Achievement – 2008
Janet Lilly, Michael Pink – Choreography/Performance – 2008
Robert Cleary – Career Recognition – 2009
Carol Klongland, Virginia Lee Kehl Mackesey – Lifetime Achievement – 2009
AA Leath – Margaret H’Doubler -2009
Susanne Carter, Phyllis Sanfilippo – Career Recognition – 2010
Jeanne Ferraro – Lifetime Achievement – 2010
Jo Jean Retrum – Distinction – 2010
Nikki Balsamo, Mariah Meyer LeFeber – Recognition of New Leadership – 2011
Mary Maloney Innes – Distinction – 2011
Maureen Janson – Choreography/Performance – 2011
Coleen Kehl – Lifetime Achievement – 2011
Dori Regnier Weigel – Friend of Dance – 2011
Dance Masters of Wisconsin, Vicky Tzoumerka-Knoedler – Distinction – 2015
Debra Loewen – Career Recognition – 2015
Bernadine “Bernie” Matzke* – Lifetime Achievement – 2015
Simone Linhares Ferro, Career Recognition – 2016
Jennifer Janus Hiltbrand, Distinction – 2016
Tori Rogoski-Rutta, Margaret H’Doubler – 2016
Tania Tandias, Choreography/Performance – 2016

*Deceased