Industry Dance Awards 2022 Recap

The 2022 Industry Dance Awards came back better than ever this year, with a stunning display of talent, artistry, and community coming together to support Dancers Against Cancer. In our first post-pandemic live and in-person event since 2019, this year’s presentation brought the excitement and elegance that you’ve come to expect from “The Most Prestigious Dance Event of the Year”! Celebrity attendees this year included Derek Hough, JoJo Siwa, tWitch, Melissa McCarthy, Adam Shankman, Robin Antin, Joe Tremaine, Abby Lee Miller, and many more, with our hosts Britt Stewart and Will Thomas guiding us through the evening at The Avalon Hollywood. 

We’re still reliving the breathtaking performances that graced the stage, including performances by VINCINT, Jason Bernard, XOMG POP, Jun Lu Performing Arts, and the annual Dancers Against Cancer PSA choreographed by Jessica Starr. On behalf of the entire dance community, thank you to every amazing performer who graced the stage and shared their talent with us!

Congratulations to all of this year’s award honorees!

Trailblazer Award: JoJo Siwa

Dance Icon Award: Robin Antin

Dance Role Model Award: Kim Hale

New Media Influencer Award: Allison Holker Boss

Dance Visionary Award: Adam Shankman

Lifetime Achievement Award: Joe Tremaine

America’s Favorite Dancer 17 and Under: Everleigh Rose Soutas

America’s Favorite Dance Idol: Autumn Miller

America’s Favorite Choreographer: Molly Long

America’s Favorite Industry Powerhouse: Kenny Ortega

Artist Advocate: Tia Stokes

Favorite Convention Teacher: Nick Bass

Choreography of the Year: “My Way” – Woodbury Dance Center

Best Performance: “Goliath” – Dance Expressions By Erica

People’s Choice: “I Surrender” – Stage Door Studios

Best Convention Performance LA Dance Magic: “Rumor Has It” – Melodic Remedy Dance Studio

Best Convention Performance Hollywood Vibe: “Chicago: – Elements Dance Space

Best Convention Performance Adrenaline: “It’s My Parade” – Bunker Dance Center

Best Convention Performance Revive: “The Truth Will Set You Free” – Columbia Performing Arts Centre

Best Lyrical/Modern/Contemporary: “Is That Alright” – Dance Dynamics Memphis

Best Jazz: “Bury a Friend” – On Edge Movement Dance Studio

Best Open/Acro/Ballet: “19th Amendment” – Intensity Dance Academy

Best Tap: “Pass the Beat” – Auburn Dance Academy

Best Musical Theater/Novelty/Character: “My Favorite Son” – Temecula Dance Company

Best Hip Hop: “She’s Gone” – Steps Dance Center

Together at IDA, we raised $118,000, including an amazingly generous donation of $100,000 from JoJo Siwa! Learn more about Dancers Against Cancer and how you can join our community of artists in the fight against cancer.  We’re so grateful for all of the contributions made within the dance community, and we look forward to seeing everyone next year!