RECENT AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONs  (Performance and community work)                                                                            

2018 Teaching Award, Urban Arts Partnership, New York City.

2014                Photography Award: International Migration Conference in Mauritius

2013                Robert Altman Arts Award for community work and dance research

2012                West African Research Association, Doctoral Fellow

2011                UCLA Center for the Study of Women Travel Grant, for Thesis project

2009-2010       Department of Arts and Architecture Fellowship

2004                Ron Brown Fellowship Award for Community Dance project