The award is presented to an undergraduate senior for outstanding work, creativity and excellence in their field of study.
“I’ve learned that the best phrase to exist is ‘I don’t know,’” said Daniel. “I believe this because it provides the choice to do something that has never been done before.”
Daniel is moving to New York City to earn a Master’s in Arts Administration at the Teachers College at Columbia University. She is excited to continue her education in both dance and social activism.
“Kira possesses the leadership and artistic skills that make her fully able to bring the synthesis of dance, community building and social justice to reality,” said Elizabeth Gillaspy, director of the School for Classical & Contemporary Dance. “She is a changemaker, Lead On, Kira!”
History of the Scott and Joan Sullivan Award Endowment in the Arts
The Sullivan Award is provided by the generosity of friends and colleagues in honor and memory of the former Dean of the TCU College of Fine Arts, Scott Sullivan, Ph.D., to commemorate the significant contributions made by both him and his wife, Joan, to TCU and the fine arts community.
Among his accomplishments as dean from 2000 to 2015, Dr. Sullivan increased enrollment in the College of Fine Arts; incorporated the then-Department of Fashion, Merchandising and Textiles; and led the charge to build a new dance building and expand and renovate spaces for the Department of Theatre. Along with the Board of Visitors, Dean Sullivan also initiated the biennial TCU Fine Arts Gala, raising more than $2 million for the arts at TCU while sharing the talents of faculty and students with the broader Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex arts community.Learn More