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Honorary Doctorate to Arthur Mitchell


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Arthur Mitchell was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree by Yale University at its 300th commencement today, May 21, 2001 for his achievements in dance. Part of the bio of him that appeared in the Yale program reads: "Through dance, Mr. Mitchell has become an international emissary for the United States, leading his company to forty countries in the last thirty-two years. Most recently, the company performed, gave masterclasses, and participated in other outreach activities in Beijing and Shanghai, China."

The program also listed the other awards Mr. Mitchell has received: the Heinz Award for accomplishments in Arts and Humanities; induction into the Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame at the National Museum of Design (1999); National Medal of Arts and the SAB Lifetime Achievement Award (1995); New York Landmark Conservancy "Living Landmark" Award and the Kennedy Center Honors (1993).

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