Singer, composer, producer
Born in Saudi Arabia
Arooj Aftab receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Music for her evocative songs and compositions that incorporate a range of influences from semi-classical Pakistani music and Urdu poetry, to jazz harmonies and experimental music.
2023 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Music
Dancer and choreographer
Born in Brazil
Leonardo Sandoval receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Dance for his dynamic choreography that expands the boundaries of tap as a genre and his unique practice that engages elements of Afro-Brazilian dance traditions including samba, forró, maracatu, and passinho.
2022 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Dance