Bessie Leadership Circle

The Bessies is supported, in part, by our generous institutional funders including:

American Express
Doris Duke Chari‚Äčt‚Äčable Foundation
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Howard Gilman Foundation
Jonelle Procope / Apollo Theatre
LaGuardia Community College
Marta Heflin Foundation
Mertz Gilmore Foundation
The Harkness Foundation for Dance
The Jerome Robbins Foundation
The Tides Foundation
The W Trust

Bessie Presenters League 2017

BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Brooklyn Dance Festival
Danspace Project
Germaul Barnes/Viewsic Dance
Green Space

Henry Street Settlement
Japan Society
La MaMa
New York Live Arts
New York City Center
Peak Performances @ Montclair State University
The Chocolate Factory
The Joyce Theater
The Kitchen

Bessie Members League 2017

Participants of The Bessies Members League take part in roundtable discussions on improving the awards, nominate members of the Bessie Selection Committee, and donate $10 or more annually.

Caterina Bartha
Torya Beard
Elise Bernhardt
Karen Bernard
Tom Borek
Jacqulyn Buglisi
Alison Cook Beatty
Quinn Czejkowski
Alyce Dissette
Ara Fitzgerald
Marian Hyun
Lena D Lauer
Anabella Lenzu
Maedhbh McCullagh
Ryutaro Mishima
Laura Peterson
Margaret Elaine Plaza
Baraka Sele
Victoria Shadle
Kamila Slawinski
Bonnie Sue Stein
Carrie Stern, PhD
Ivan Sygoda
Catherine Tharin
David Velasco
Jeremy Williams

If you would like to join any of these groups to help make The Bessies possible, please contact