Tap Preservation Awards

The annual Tap Preservation Award is given to an outstanding individual or organization in the field,

for the superior advancement of tap dance through presentation and preservation.

2011 - Jacqui Malone is a historian of American dance and a professor in the Queens College Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance at the City University of New York. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. Her work has also been supported by The Research Foundation (City University of New York). In  2000, Malone received the Preservation of Our Heritage Award, School of American Dance & Arts Management, Oklahoma City University and in 1997, her work was recognized by the Dance Perspectives Foundation. 


She is a former member of the Eleo Pomare Dance Company and the author of Steppin’ on the Blues: The Visible Rhythms of African American Dance (University of Illinois Press, 1996) and Class Act: The Jazz Life of Choreographer Cholly Atkins (Columbia University Press, 2001). Malone’s writings have appeared in The Jazz Cadence of American Culture, The Dance Studies Reader, Signifyin(g), Sanctifyin' and Slam Dunking: A Reader in African American Expressive Culture, When the Spirit Moves, Dance Research Journal, and The Black Perspective in Music.

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