Danceworks’ Honors & Awards

Organizational Honors and Awards

UPAF Collaboration Award

Danceworks Board Directors, Staff and Executive Director Deb Farris accept the UPAF Collaboration Award in December 2017.

  • Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee: Best Dance Company, 2017, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
  • United Performing Arts Fund Collaboration Award, 2017
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Top Work Places, 2017
  • The Business Journal: Eureka Award–Danceworks’ Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap, 2013
  • United Performing Arts Fund Management Excellence Award, 2011, 2006, 2005
  • Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee: Best Place to Learn Dance, 2008, 2007
  • United Performing Arts Fund Management Award in Education and Outreach, 2009, 2007, 2006
  • Blair L. Sadler International Healing Arts Competition Award Winner: Danceworks Intergenerational Multi-Arts Project, 2007
  • Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts’ Eddy Award: Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap, 2007
  • United Performing Arts Fund Management Excellence Award in Artistic Planning and Administrative Planning, 2006

Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee 2017 Winner Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Top Work Places 2017

Individual Honors and Awards

  • “Choreographer of the Year” at the UWM Dance Department 3rd annual Alumni Awards: Dani Kuepper, 2012
  • “Outstanding Community Advocate” at the UWM Dance Department 3rd annual Alumni Awards: Kim Johnson-Rockafellow, 2012
  • UWM Alumni Association Award for Teaching Excellence: Dani Kuepper, 2010
  • Business Journal’s 40 Under 40: Dani Kuepper, 2009
  • Business Journal’s Woman of Influence Award for Nonprofit Leadership: Deborah Farris, 2007
  • Education–A Family Affair Award of Excellence: Janet Lew Carr, 2007