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EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with Nicholas Young on Winning a Bessie Award, Rhythm In Motion, STOMP, SoundMovement and Michelle Dorrance >>

Tap dance aficionado Nicholas Young was recently honored with a Bessie for Outstanding Music Composition/Sound Design for his percussive tap platforms in Rhythm in Motion.

Nicholas Young

PHOTOS: The Bessies Awards 30th Anniversary at the Apollo Theater, with Dr. Chuck Davis, Lisa Kron, NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray >>

Formally known as the New York Dance and Performance Awards, the Bessies celebrated their 30th anniversary Monday night at the Apollo. Hosted by Lisa Kron, the night featured performances by Circus Amok, Mark Morris Dance Group, Urban Bush Women and the mesmerizing Dorrance Dance. New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray gave the opening remarks for the event.

Chirlane McCray, Dr. Chuck Davis and Wendy Whelan

Bessies Celebrate 30th Anniversary at Apollo with Chirlane McCray, Lisa Kron, Chuck Davis, Nicholas Young, Arthur Mitchell >>

The Bessies celebrated their 30th anniversary Monday night at the Apollo Theater, awarding artists for their varying degrees of what one might consider dance.

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