Yesenia Ayala (Carousel), Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera), Monica Bill Barnes (One Night Only), Anna Bass (One Night Only), Camille A. Brown (Once On This Island), Norbert Leo Butz (My Fair Lady), Colin Campbell (Disco Pigs), Elizabeth Carena (Ghost Light), Andrei Chagas (Carousel), Ariana DeBose (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), Robert Fairchild (Frankenstein), Christopher Gatelli (SpongeBob SquarePants), Troy Iwata (The Boy Who Danced on Air), Hailey Kilgore(Once On This Island), Gavin Lee (SpongeBob SquarePants), Katrina Lenk (The Band’s Visit), Tiffany Mann (Jerry Springer: The Opera), Skye Mattox (Carousel), Kenita R. Miller (Bella), Zach Morris & Jennine Willett (Ghost Light), Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls), Ashley Park (Mean Girls), Justin Peck (Carousel), Brittany Pollack (Carousel), Amar Ramasar (Carousel), Evan Ruggiero (Bastard Jones),Nikhil Saboo (The Boy Who Danced on Air), Sonya Tayeh (Hundred Days), Sergio Trujillo (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), Nejla Yatkin (The Boy Who Danced On Air), Tony Yazbeck (Prince of Broadway).
With Ensembles from Broadway Shows:
CAROUSEL MEAN GIRLS ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL
The 2018 Chita Rivera Awards will be presented on May 20, 2018 at 7:30pm at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place off Washington Square Park), and produced by Nikki Feirt Atkins (Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Dance Machine of the 21st Century), Joe Lanteri (Founder and Executive Director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation) with Patricia Watt and Iris Smith. The mission of the Chita Rivera Awards is to celebrate dance and choreographic excellence and the awards seek to continue that vision by not only celebrating the superb achievement of each nominee but by recognizing the immeasurable talents and passion of every theatrical choreographer and dancer.