Lynn Dally

Lynn Dally served as a Center panelist in dance in 2013. She is the artistic director of the Jazz Tap Ensemble (JTE), which she co-founded in 1979. A Los Angeles-based dancer and choreographer, she has created a large body of original tap choreographies and performed worldwide on tour with the JTE. She has appeared with numerous tap legends, from the Nicholas Brothers to Brenda Bufalino. In 2012, JTE was selected by Dancemotion USA, in collaboration with the U.S. State Department, as one of four dance companies to represent American dance artistry around the globe. Among her many grants and awards, she was the first tap dancer to receive the Guggenheim Fellowship in Choreography (in 2001), and a recipient of the “Hoofer Award” at the 2006 New York Tap City Festival. Her work has been commissioned by many companies and venues, including the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Joyce Foundation, and the Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Dally is currently emeritus adjunct professor in UCLA’s department of world arts and cultures. She is the author of “No Maps on My Taps: An Appreciation,” which appears in the anthology Envisioning Dance.


In conjunction with the ongoing retrospective Trisha Brown: In the New Body, Bryn Mawr College hosts a master class with Eva Karczag.

This project investigated various issues surrounding (co-)authorship in cultural production, asking questions around definitions of authorship, collaboration, audience participation, the influence of marketplace, and other concepts.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Wendy Perron is a writer, dancer, choreographer, and editor-at-large of Dance Magazine. Perron is a former member of the Trisha Brown Company.

The major repository of the art of three generations of Wyeths (H.C, Andy, and Jamie), and steward of hundreds of acres of land where the artists worked, the Brandywine Museum is a national treasure.

Grants & Grantees

“I’m interested in the landscape for political reasons, environmental reasons…things that have to do with us and our society right now,” says painter and 2008 Pew Fellow Mauro Zamora.

Fall begins with a lively schedule of Center-funded projects, including ambitious artistic collaborations, performance premieres, exhibition openings, and experimental installations.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Peggy Baker is one of Canada’s most treasured modern dancers and choreographers, and the artistic director of Peggy Baker Dance Projects.

Founded in 1986, Sruti promotes and presents Indian classical music and dance to educate the greater Philadelphia community on the importance of Indian arts.

Grants & Grantees

Russian folktales and South African music and puppetry united in a multidisciplinary interpretation of Igor Stravinsky’s composition for the 1910 ballet The Firebird, featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra, Grammy Award-winning South African vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and larger-than-life puppets by Janni Younge of South Africa’s renowned Handspring Puppet Company.

In June 2013, Pennsylvania Ballet presented the Center-funded company premiere of William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite, which was previewed by ABC 6 Action News.

Philadelphia Dance Projects began a presenting series of dance performances, workshops, and “informances” by individual dance artists.

Writer and arts specialist Suzanne Carbonneau conducted a public discussion with Danny Yung, artistic director of Zuni Icosahedron from Hong Kong, on September 18, 2010.