Born in Benin
Angélique Kidjo receives the Vilcek Prize in Music in recognition of her exceptional range as a singer songwriter, and for her creative leadership in bringing African Music to the global stage through her albums and collaborations.
2023 Vilcek Prize 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
Born in Czech Republic
Blanka Zizka receives the Vilcek Prize in Theatre for leadership that established Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater as an institution of national significance, and for a singular artistic vision and acclaimed direction of contemporary theatre.
2016 Vilcek Prize in Theatre
Born in Taiwan
Desdemona Chiang receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Theatre for daring interpretations of new plays and classics, and for the establishment of Azeotrope, a theatre company with a focus on marginalized populations.
2016 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Theatre