Darwin Prioleau, PhD

Title: Dance Educator, Choreographer
Location: North Chili, NY United States


  • American Association Higher Education
  • Americans for Arts
  • Cleveland School of the Arts (advisory board, 1994-1995)
  • I Had a Dream Program, Dallas, TX (mentors, 1986-1988)
  • International Black Dance Association
  • National Association for Schools of Dance
  • National Dance Education Organization (past president, 2013-Present)
  • Ohio Arts Council (member, 2000)
  • Ohio Joint Programs in the Arts, Columbus, OH (1995)
  • Prometheus Visionary, The College at Brockport (2017)
  • Urban League, Akron, OH (quest teacher, 1994)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2019, 1999-2004)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Leadership Award, National Dance Education Organization (2006)
  • Recipient, Vira I. Heinz Endowment, Pittsburgh (1994)
  • Grant Recipient, National Education Association of Arts Expansion Program, Washington (1980)

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