Princess Grace Statue Award, 1986

Princess Grace Award
Dance Scholarship, 1985
Martha Graham Dance Company



Additional Grants:
• 2014 Special Project Award

Born in Syracuse, NY, Terese Capucilli studied at SUNY Purchase with Carol Fried and Kazuko Hirabayashi before attending the Graham school to study with Gertrude Shurr, Linda Hodes, and Graham herself. As a principal in the company for 26 years, she illuminated Graham’s lead roles, from the maddened Medea in Cave of the Heart to the young, wistful Bride in Appalachian Spring. She was co-artistic director of the company with Christine Dakin from 2002 to 2005. A 2001 Dance Magazine Award recipient and recipient of the 2010 Presidential Distinguished Alumni Award from Purchase College, Capucilli now performs with Buglisi Dance Theatre and teaches at The Juilliard School.

***Photo: Peter C. Cook Photography