Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theater
In tumultuous times, the prima ballerina and social justice advocate continues to inspire, going en pointe in her New York living room as she led colleagues from all four corners of the globe in a virtual performance of Le Cygne — a fundraising initiative Copeland launched for dancers facing tough times due to COVID-19.
Artistic Director & CEO, The Shed
For The Shed’s debut year in 2019, the former artistic director of the Park Avenue Armory organized a five-night concert series directed by Steve McQueen, art installations, a play, and a Bjork performance. The art space is working toward reopening this fall with Rope/Fire/Water, a solo show by Howardena Pindell that will feature the artist’s first video work in 25 years.
Jeremy O. Harris
This thought-provoking Yale graduate made his Broadway debut with Slave Play, saw an earlier work, Daddy, revived off-Broadway, and co-authored the script for the upcoming film Zola — all before turning 30. His next project? A deal with HBO.