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Recipients of ATA Distinguished Service to the Arts Education Field Award

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2004 Award, Margot Faught







Margot Faught, Recipient of the Teaching Artist Distinguished Service to The Arts In Education Field Award

Margo Faught receiving the ATA Teaching Artist Distinguished Service to the Arts In Education Field Award.

The 2004 Association of Teaching Artists’ Teaching Artist Distinguished Service to The Arts In Education Field Award honors Margot Faught. The Award was created in 2002 to honor individual artist educators who not only pioneered the Arts In Education Field, but who also continue to define the best of what it means to be a Teaching Artist. This award is the first in the nation to recognize artist educators for service to the Arts In Education field.  

Margot Faught  has worked extensively as a dance educator, arts project consultant/coordinator, and choreographer in many areas of the country for over twenty-five years.  Her consulting work and teaching affiliations include The Kennedy Center, The Center for Arts Education (New York), New York City Arts in Education Roundtable, City Center (New York), New York City Opera, New York City Department of Education, VSA Arts (National, Indiana, Wisconsin), Young Audiences (San Jose, Indiana), Destine˘ Dance Foundation (New York), Indiana University, Purdue University, Michigan State University, Eastern New Mexico University, Central Connecticut State University, Joetsu University (Japan), Indiana Department of Education, Indiana Arts Commission, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, San Jose Museum of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, National Dance Association, National Dance Education Organization, and daCi (dance and the Child international).  Choreography credits include Kaleidoscope Dance Company of Seattle, Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis and the Weathervane Theatre in Whitefield, New Hampshire. Currently residing in New York City, Margot is a workshop facilitator and teaching artist for ArtsConnection and a consultant, workshop facilitator and Associate with Together in Dance: Zalesky and Associates.   She received her B.S. and M.S. from Indiana University.



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