Connecticut Dance Alliance Honors
University of Saint Joseph’s Carol Autorino Center
Credit: John Marinelli Photography
The Carol Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) was recently honored by the Connecticut Dance Alliance (CDA) with a 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award, for its outstanding work in presenting dance in the Greater Hartford region and its advocacy for the art of dance in Connecticut. The Autorino Center’s commitment to sustaining a high profile for dance in its programming along with its commitment to the power of the arts to educate and transform, inspired this prestigious recognition. Pictured at the awards presentation are (left to right): Robert Smith, Ph.D., director of the Carol Autorino Center; Susan Murphy, M.A., instructor of Dance at USJ; Jacques d’Amboise H’03, Oscar and Emmy Award-winning classical ballet dancer, choreographer, and founder of the National Dance Institute; Robert Reader, board president of the CDA and education programs manager at Hartford Stage; and Doug Nelson, M.B.A., vice president for Institutional Advancement at the University of Saint Joseph.