Ann Reinking: CNADM’s 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

AnnReinkingJoin us at a very special awards banquet this year as Broadway legend Ann Reinking will be on hand to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award!
She joins an elite list of only four individuals who have received this honor in our 102 year history: Gerald Arpino, Maria Tallchief, Edward Villella and Arthur Duncan.

Ann Reinking was a born dancer who trained from her youth in a variety of disciplines including ballet and tap.Earning a scholarship to study ballet in New York City, Reinking moved to the Big Apple, where she quickly found work as a chorus girl in such productions as “Cabaret,” “Coco” and “Pippin.” It was in the latter show, while gaining invaluable professional experience, that she first met the legendary Bob Fosse, who became her mentor and, through the years, she would become one of the chief interpreters of his work, as well as a formidable dancer, choreographer and artist in her own right.

Best known to mainstream audiences as the twinkle-toed Grace Farrell, secretary and would-be girlfriend to Daddy Warbucks (Albert Finney) in the musical Annie (1982), she also starred opposite Dudley Moore in Micki + Maude (1984) and choreographed the TV movie Bye Bye Birdie (ABC, 1995), but segued gracefully into an award-winning career as a Broadway choreographer and director.

Ann is most famous for her role as Roxy Hart in Chicago! Dedicated to promoting the legacy of Fosse and of all things Broadway and dance, Ann Reinking became one of the most famous modern legends of the Great White Way. Her choreography retained much of Fosse’s dark, jazz like, fluid body movements, yet added her own original touches.

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