The 2023 nominees for the Chita Rivera Awards recently gathered at NYC's Bond 45 to celebrate. See photos of the starry event below.
Nominees for the honors, which recognize dance and choreographic excellence on stage and screen, were revealed April 28, with Kolton Krouse, J. Harrison Ghee, and Dylis Croman among the dancers receiving nods for their work in Broadway shows.
See photos of the nominee event below:
The awards will be handed out May 22 at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Jared Grimes (Funny Girl) will host the evening, produced by NYC Dance Alliance Foundation Founder and Executive Director Joe Lanteri in conjunction with Patricia Watt.
The honors aim to celebrate dance and choreographic excellence, recognizing the best in dancing on stage and screen. This year's awards are the first to go gender neutral, with a single gender-free category with twice as many nominees as the former categories. Two winners will be named.
In addition to the competitive categories, John Kander will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award, and BroadwayHD will receive the Ambassadors for the Arts Award. Non-competitive special recognitions are also being bestowed upon Gaby Diaz and Ryan Steele, both named Outstanding Dancers in an Off-Broadway Show for their work in Only Gold; and Andy Blankenbuehler, receiving Outstanding Choreography in an Off-Broadway Show, also for Only Gold.