Awards & Recognition

Expertise 

Sally Jacques brings 30 years of site-specific performance experience to her role as Artistic Director of Blue Lapis Light. BLL’s company dancers have extensive dance training in all forms of dance, which they incorporate into working on structures with an assortment of technical apparatuses.
They are highly skilled in both aerial and ballet techniques and perform with graceful athleticism, while suspended at great heights.
BLL also works with the same core rigging, lighting, sound, video and costume designers for all of our productions. Their technical skill in their individual fields, as well as their experience in site-specific work, brings BLL’s vision to life.

Awards

  • ONE recognized as a ‘TOP 10 DANCE AND CLASSICAL MUSIC TREASURES OF 2010’ by Austin Critic Robert Faires
  • ‘BEST DANCER’ – Theresa Hardy -2011 Austin Critics Table
  • ‘BEST DANCE COMPANY’ 2006 AUSTIN CHRONICLE READERS POLL
  • 2006 AUSTIN CRITICS TABLE AWARDS
    ‘BEST DANCE WORK’ – Blue Lapis Light’s Requiem
    ‘BEST DANCER’ – Theresa Hardy & Nicole Whiteside
    ‘BEST LIGHTING DESIGN’ – Jason Amato
    ‘BEST SOUND DESIGN’ – William Meadows

Recognition for Artistic Director Sally Jacques

  • USA Fellowship Award Nominee, 2008
  • Featured in the ‘Faces Of Austin’ Exhibit playing at Austin’s New City Hall
  • Featured on Austin’s PBS affiliate KLRU-TV shows ‘In Context’ , ‘Austin Now’ and Emmy award winning ‘Downtown’
  • Awarded ‘Samsung Signature Piece’ as part of First Night Austin 2006
  • Ongoing funding by the United States National Endowment for the Arts, 1988-present
  • YMCA Woman of the Year for the Arts, 2003
  • Funding from the Rockefeller foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation
  • Funding from the Texas Commission on the Arts and Art Matters, New York City
  • Honorary Lifetime Membership, Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Featured Performer, United Nations Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, l993
  • Featured Artist, Performance Magazine, Chicago, 1993
  • Featured Artist Art and the Public, November/December 1993, by Saundra Goldman, Atlanta
  • Susan B. Anthony Achievement Award, N.Y. Mayor Ed Koch, 1988
  • ‘AUSTIN ARTS HALL OF FAME’ SALLY JACQUES INDUCTED 2007

Publications by/featuring Sally Jacques:

  • ‘Site Dance: Choreographers and the Lure of Alternative Spaces. ‘ Published by University Press, Florida. Release Date: November 2009. Editors: Carolyn Pavlik & Melanie Kloetzel
  • ’64 Beds and Other Site Works’, (by Jacques) published by Plain View Press in 1990 (based on her site work 64 Beds, held at the Jefferson Memorial as well as sites in Houston and Austin. Featuring over 100 performers, 64 Beds raised awareness of the plight of the homeless)
  • Essays about Jacques’ work have been published in Portugal, New Zealand, and other publications including Atlanta’s Arts Papers