2011 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards Film Nominees Announced

 Ava Astaire, Patricia Watt and Sylviane Gold have announced  the 2011 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards nominees for Excellence in Choreography in Film. The “Astaires” are the only awards that recognize excellence in dance on Broadway and in film.


This year’s Nominating Committee is headed up by Chair Sylviane Gold. Committee members include Anna Kisselgoff, Damian Woetzel, Wendy Perron, Manny and Lani Azenberg, Donna McKechnie, Lee Roy Reams, Wendy Federman, Barbara and Buddy Freitag, Michael Riedel, Marge Champion, Margaret Selby, Melinda Atwood, Bryan Bantry, Adam Zotovich, Andy Sandberg and Bruce Michael.


The Awarding Committee includes Sylviane Gold, Anna Kisselgoff, Wendy Perron, Lee Roy Reams and Damian Woetzel.

The 2011 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards Nominees for Excellence in Choreography in Film are:

BLACK SWAN – Choreographer, Benjamin Millepied


BURLESQUE – Choreographer, Denise Faye / Co-Choreographer, Joey Rizzi


LORD OF THE DANCE 3D – Choreographer, Michael Flatley 


MAO’S LAST DANCER - Choreographers - Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon


STEP IT UP 3D – Choreographer, Jamal Sims  


MAO’S LAST DANCER - Choreographers - Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon


THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU- Choreographer, Benoit-Swan Pouffer & Contributing Choreographer Jermaine Browne


Nominees for excellence in dance & choreography on Broadway will be made on April 26th at a special reception at the Firebird Russian Restaurant on Theater Row in the heart of the Theater District hosted by Patricia Watt, Carolyn & Ronald Buchter.


This year’s Awards will take place at SkirballCenterfor the Performing Arts at NYU on May 15. The JackH.SkirballCenterfor the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for New YorkUniversityand lower Manhattan. Led by executive producer Jay Oliva (President Emeritus, NYU) and senior director Michael Harrington, the programs of SkirballCenterreflect NYU’s mission as an international center of scholarship, defined by excellence and innovation and shaped by an intellectually rich and diverse environment. A vital aspect of the Center’s mission is to build young adult audiences for the future of live performance. www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu


2011 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards are presented by Ava Astaire and the Douglas Watt Family Fund for the Performing Arts benefiting dance education in public schools serving autistic and disabled children and The Adele Astaire Scholarship Fund.



Executive Producer: Patricia Watt; Co-Producer: Joe Lanteri, National Dance Alliance; Associate Producer is Bronwen Carson.  Director is Joe Lanteri.


Honorary Chairs are Judith Jamison and Wendy Federman


Awards Gala Co-Chairs are Carolyn Kendall Buchter, Cassandra Seidenfeld Lyster and Bruce Michael. Benefit Co- Chairs are Sara Kaplan Johnson, and Jamie Watkins


Gala Committee includes Jennifer Bank, Raymond Cappodano, Joyce Chasen, Ursula Deljian, Victoria Detiger, Missy Echeverria, Elyse Emmer, Wendy Federman, Terri Gold, Regina Kravitz, Jacqueline Marks, Alix Michel, Coryn Nadeau, Melinda Paltrow, Nancy Pearson, Scott Perrin, Scarlett Pildes, Randi Rahm, Kat Schaffer, Jennifer Taylor and Andrew Wargo


For more information or advance ticket purchase for one of the entertainment industry’s most electrifying evenings, the 2011 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards on May 15 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University please visit www.theastaireawards.org  or       call 212-595-0924.

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