Maks Chmerkovskiy has been nominated for a Fred Astaire award for his dancing in Burn the Floor. Other nominees of note are Holley Farmer for Tharp’s Come Fly Away in the female dancer category and Tharp herself and Bill T. Jones in the choreographer category for Come Fly and Fela! respectively. Also nominated are the female ensemble of Fela! and the male ensemble of Memphis, as well as that show’s choreographer Sergio Trujillo, and Frederick Wiseman is nominated in the film category for his documentary on the Paris Opera Ballet, La Danse. Awards ceremony takes place June 7th at the theater in John Jay College. See the rest of the noms here.
Above photo of Chmerkovskiy from NY Daily News.