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DELMA  ILES – Honors and Awards

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Department of Arts and Philosophy

2013

-Educational work, Women of Valor, selected by Florida Alliance for Arts Education for inclusion in an addendum to Compendium of Best Practices for arts integration in Florida

2012

-Children’s ballet, Fish Tales selected by Florida Arts Alliance for Education  for inclusion in a new Compendium of Best Practices for arts integration in Florida

2011

-Consultant for dance portion of the national KLEP test (allows college students to test out of designated courses)

-Presented children’s ballet Fish Tales at Florida Arts Alliance for Education’s October conference in Miami showcasing best practices for arts integration in Florida

-Consultant for Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts’ dance programming

-Presented a workshop. Teaching Turnout, at the Florida Dance Educator’s Conference in Miami in October

2010

-Selected for a Creative Capital consulting grant, Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

2009

-Awarded a Cultural Advancement Travel Grant for study of Indian classical dance in Mumbai

2008

-Selected for a Creative Capital consulting grant, Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

-Founding Board of Directors: Arts Action Alliance

2007

-Selected by the Arsht Performing Arts Center for a “Miami Made” Commissioning Project (one of 10 artists selected)

-Awarded a Cultural Advancement Travel Grant for dance festival research and contacts in New York

2006

-Awarded a Cultural Advancement Travel Grant for dance festival research and contacts in Austria

2005

-Phi Theta Kappa Award for excellence in teaching at Miami Dade College. This award is voted on by the College’s students, who select ten teachers annually to recognize for outstanding teaching skills.

2003

-Doris Leeper Award for outstanding contributions to arts in education in Florida by the statewide arts advocacy organization Arts For A Complete Education

-Awarded a Cultural Advancement Travel Grant to study Spanish in Costa Rica

2001

-Awarded a Cultural Advancement Travel Grant for cultural exchange research in Aix-en Provence, France

2000

-Florida Artist Fellowship - Honorable Mention in Dance

1999

-Artful Truth Grant, Wolfsonian FIU/Foundation

1998

-Nominated by Dade Cultural Alliance for an Arts Ambassador of the Year Award for Best Administration of a Medium Sized Arts Organization

-Florida Artist Fellowship – Honorable Mention in Dance

-New Forms Miami Grant

-“Steps on Surface” project selected for full evening at 1998 Florida Dance Festival

-Elected to Board of Directors of Dade Cultural Alliance

1997

-Florida Artist Fellowship – Honorable Mention in Dance

-Appointed to Dade County Public Schools Community Oversight Committee for Magnet Schools

-Children’s work “Peter and the Wolf” selected by juried process to appear in Children’s Cultural Coalition’s Children’s Arts Festival, Arts A La Carte for Kids night performance (presenting the 4 best children’s programs by South Florida artists)

-Choreography “Brecht Suite” selected by juried process for Florida Dance Festival Gala program

1995

- Choreography “Requiem” selected by juried process for Florida Dance Festival “Florida Dances” program

1993

-Guest Faculty for Northwest Florida Dance Festival, sponsored by Northwest Florida Ballet

1992

-Awarded State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs Artist's Fellowship in Dance

-Awarded a New Forms Florida Grant from Florida Dance Association

-Guest faculty for Northwest Florida Ballet Summer Workshop

1991

-Guest Faculty for Master Classes at the Florida Dance Festival

1990

-Guest Faculty for Master Classes at the Florida Dance Festival

1987

-Selected by juried adjudication as one of three choreographers to create new work for Dance Umbrella of Greater Miami's "Dance On The Beach" program

1986

-Awarded a State Of Florida, Division Of Cultural Affairs Fellowship in Dance

1985

-Appointed by Florida's Secretary of State to serve on the Florida Dance Panel

-Selected by juried adjudication as one of three choreographers to create new work for Metro Dade County's Art in Public Places Program

1984

-Founding member of Dance Umbrella of Greater Miami

-Selected as one of four choreographers to create new work for the opening of the Center for the Fine Arts Rauchenberg exhibit, Miami

1983

-Invited by the Florida Secretary of State to perform for the Governer's Awards reception at the Capitol, Tallahassee

1977

-Awarded a Rotary Foundation Fellowship for international study in Paris, France. Studied dance at University of Paris, Jussieu, additional training at the Paris Opera School and private studios in Paris

1976

-Awarded Virginia Intermont College's Vera Volkova Ballet Award. This is the only award given by the VIC Dance Department. It is given annually to the most outstanding senior

-Chosen as a finalist in "Glamour Magazine", Top Ten College Women Contest

-Selected to appear in "Who's Who of American Colleges and Universities" for outstanding achievement

1975

-Selected to appear in "Who's Who of American Colleges and Universities"

1972

-Won Second Place in State of Tennessee High School Diving Championships, Women's One Meter Competition

-Directed Dobyns-Bennett High School production of "Antigone" which received First Place in Tennessee State High School Drama and Speech Competition

1971

-Won Second Place in State of Tennessee High School Diving Championships, Women's