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Dancer Tamisha Guy ’13 Receives Princess Grace Award

Tamisha Guy ’13 (dance/arts management) has received the prestigious Princess Grace Award for emerging artists in theater, film, and dance.

Guy will receive a dance fellowship to support her work with Abraham.In.Motion, a modern dance company founded and under the artistic direction of alumnus Kyle Abraham ’00 (dance). Abraham, who is also being honored with a special project award this year, first received the Princess Grace award in 2010.

A native of Trinidad and Tobago now residing in Brooklyn, Guy began her formal dance training at Ballet Tech, the New York City Public School for Dance. She later attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School before coming to Purchase as a double major in dance and arts management.

Upon graduating Guy danced with the Martha Graham Dance Company and later joined Kyle Abraham/ in 2014. She was named one of 2016’s “25 to Watch,” by Dance Magazine.

“Being a Princess Grace Award recipient is a dream come true and I feel so blessed to have received such an honor. I will continue to share my craft and to work even harder to contribute to an art form that continues to give me so much.”