Marygrove professor receives prestigious Kresge Artist Fellowship Award

Tracy Halloran PearsonCongratulations to Tracy Halloran Pearson, Associate Professor of Dance at Marygrove College, for being selected as one of 18 recipients of the 2014 Kresge Artist Fellowship Award!

The Fellowships, funded by The Kresge Foundation and each consisting of a $25,000 prize and professional practice opportunities, are awarded annually to metropolitan Detroit artists for their exceptional commitment to artistic achievement and strong contributions to their respective communities.

This year’s panelists—including Grammy Award-nominated composer Carl Craig and Academy Award-winning director and producer Sue Marx—noted the difficulty they faced in selecting 18 Fellows from among hundreds of extraordinary applications in Dance/Music and Film/Theatre. The distinguished panelists for both categories commented repeatedly on the scale, scope and caliber of creative work represented in the applications.

To be selected as a Kresge Fellow is an extraordinary achievement and a high honor. We wish to extend our most sincere congratulations to Tracey!

To learn more about Kresge Arts in Detroit and this year’s Fellows, go to

Tracy received her B.F.A. in Dance Performance from Marygrove College and her M.F.A. in Choreography at the University of Michigan. She has worked as a performer, professor, choreographer and rehearsal director in the dance world. Most recently, Tracy produced and choreographed a performance in Detroit entitled Intersections at the Rabbit Hole, which performed to sold-out audiences.

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