Clive Barnes Awards for Dance and Theatre Announced

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Gabe Stone Shayer and Dave Thomas Brown take home $5,000 apiece
Matt McGrath, Keith Nobbs and Dave Thomas Brown in <i>The Legend of Georgia McBride</i>
Matt McGrath, Keith Nobbs and Dave Thomas Brown in The Legend of Georgia McBride Photo by Joan Marcus

The sixth annual Clive Barnes Awards were presented to Gabe Stone Shayer for dance and Dave Thomas Brown for theatre in a Jan. 11 ceremony at The Walter Reade Theatre in New York.

The New York Posts Michael Riedel oversaw the Awards as Master of Ceremonies. This year's Theatre Award was presented by Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford. Blakeley White-McGuire, principal dancer with Martha Graham Dance Company, presented the Dance Award. In addition, 2014 Clive Barnes Award winners, New York City Ballet soloist Russell Janzen and Tony Award winner Alex Sharp, spoke at the event

Named for the late theatre and dance critic Clive Barnes, the $5,000 awards offer "recognition, encouragement, and financial support to two talented young professionals and, thus, [honor] the memory of the many years of critical work and the warm personal generosity of Clive Barnes."

Here is a complete list of the nominees, with the winners marked in bold:

Catherine Hurlin of American Ballet Theatre

Joseph Gordon of New York City Ballet

Jacqueline Green of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Gabe Stone Shayer of American Ballet Theatre

Jack DiFalco for his performance in Mercury Fur

Sandra Mae Frank and Katie Boeck for their performance in Spring Awakening

Austin McKenzie for his performance in Spring Awakening

Dave Thomas Brown for his performance in The Legend of Georgia McBride

One recipient from each category was chosen. All finalists receive a cash prize, with the winners in each category receiving an award of $5,000.

The finalists were nominated by the Selection Committee, which was composed of a panel of critics and performers in each field. This year's Selection Committee included William H. Ausman, Siobhan Burns, Diana Byer, Frank DiLella, George Dorris, Barbara Hoffman, Arthur Mitchell, Patrick Pacheco, James Sutton, Valerie Taylor-Barnes and Craig Wright.</p>

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