Segunda Quimbamba

SQFC’s Nanette Hernandez Awarded the Dance New Jersey Mini-Grant 2022!

Segunda Quimbamba is proud to share the news from Dance New Jersey announcing that member and Dance Master, Nanette Hernandez is an awardee of the Dance New Jersey Mini-Grant 2022. Each artist will receive a one-time unrestricted $2,500 grant as part of a re-granting program designed to support the recovery and renewal of the New Jersey dance community. The awards are relief funds to individual dance artists who have experienced loss of dance work opportunities and income due to the pandemic.

These 20 different artists represent an array of dance forms including Bomba & Plena, Bharatanatyam, Hip Hop, Irish Dance, Modern, Mohiniattam, and Tap from the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset and Union. Applications were reviewed and scored by an independent panel of non-New Jersey-based professionals in the dance field. DNJ awarded 60% of grant funds to BIPOC-identifying individual dance artists, the initial grant award guidelines allotting 50%, in efforts to create a more equitable dance community. This grant builds on Dance New Jersey’s vision of serving the professional dance field of New Jersey through opportunities for connection, sustainability, advocacy, and education.

2022 Dance New Jersey Mini-Grant Recipients:

Akhilandeshwari Vasudevamurthy

Alexandra Williamson

Ann Robideaux

Ariel Grossman

Chien-Ying Wang

Deepa Mahadevan

Denise Brown

Geatali Tampy

Hillary-Marie Atkinson

Ishita Mili

Katelyn Halpern

Maria Daniel

Maxine Steinman

Morgaine De Leonardis

Nanette Hernandez

Ramya Tirumalai

Rubina Sudharman

Sameena Mitta

Stephanie Beauchamp

Tina “Tino” Zoccoli Mayers