Highly Deserved Honors


There are many awards given each year to honor the best of the best. Perhaps the most valued awards are those given by peers within their industry, recognizing the work and contributions one has made to their field of expertise.

The Association for Performing Arts & Entertainment Professionals bestows a series of awards annually. The highest honor give by USITT recognizes a lifetime of distinguished contributions to the performing arts or entertainment communities. Announced for this year's USITT Conference:

Costume Design & Technology Commission's Distinguished Achievement Award Recipient: Alice Estes Davis

Please join the Costume Design & Technology Commission, Friday, March 16th, as we celebrate the work and impact of Alice Estes Davis upon our industry. Ms. Davis was one of the first women to work as a costume designer with the animators at Walt Disney. Her work on Sleeping Beauty allowed Aurora’s dress to swirl and move as she waltzed “Once Upon a Time”. Her work on animatronic rides including “it’s a small world” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” created standards of excellence and opened up the field of Entertainment Costume Design.

Deepest congratulations to this remarkable woman, designer, artist and, most gratefully, my very dear friend! Brava!


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