Lifetime Achievement (Posthumous) Award for Professor Myron Howard Nadel
The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) announced its 2023 awardees and among them is a Lifetime Achievement (Posthumous) Award for Myron Howard Nadel, former professor at The University of Texas at El Paso in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Nadel attended the Julliard School and would later receive a Master of Arts from Columbia University Teachers College.
Professor Nadel’s choreographed works have been presented across the country and internationally. Nadel’s scholarship investigated the needs of college students approaching the study of dance. He co-authored three versions of The Dance Experience, winning Critics’ Choice Award as best academic title for The Dance Experience: Insights into History, Culture, and Creativity. Nadel also co-authored Looking at Contemporary Dance: A Guide for the Internet Age, an innovative book addressing dance as a complex, global, and transnational practice in the digital realm that has been widely adopted across campuses in the United States.
Additionally, Professor Nadel served as Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and until his recent retirement, he was the Head of Dance. From the awards committee: “Myron Howard Nadel was an exemplary dance educator, scholar, ardent believer in the National Dance Educators Organization and its goals, and a friend to the world of dance education.”
For more on Professor Nadel’s award or NDEO, please visit: https://www.ndeo.org/