Frances Smith Cohen Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted By on April 24, 2019
Billie Jo Herberger and Frances Smith Cohen

Center Dance Ensemble dedicated its 30th Season to its Founder and Artistic Director, Frances Smith Cohen, for her many contributions and commitment to the art of dance. The celebration took place on March 3, 2019 at the Herberger Theater Center.

Honorary Chairs and Title Sponsors, Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, presented Frances with the Spirit of Dance Lifetime Achievement Award. Frances launched Center Dance Ensemble in 1988 as the resident modern dance company at Herberger Theater Center with a mission of creating original works of the highest artistic quality and designing arts education opportunities and programs for students throughout the Valley.

Lenna DeMarco, Ann Ludwig, Beth Lessard, Frances Smith Cohen
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