This award was generously supported by Elizabeth Brooks Hopkins. _
John Jasperse integrates visual design elements in his contemporary dance choreography. Since 1985, Jasperse has been the Artistic Director/Choreographer of John Jasperse Company. His work has been presented in the United States, Brazil, Chile, Israel, Japan, and throughout Europe. He has also choreographed work for Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak dance Project, Bathsheva dance Company in Tel Aviv, and the Lyon Opera Ballet, among others. Jasperse received a Bessie Award in 2001 for his choreographic work.