Each week we introduce you to one of the ten recipients of the 2012 Ruderman Prize in Disability. They each illustrate innovative methods of breaking down the barriers between people with disabilities and their communities. Today we present the fourth in our series of profiles.
Vertigo Dance Company stood out to our judges because they are a highly regarded dance company that includes people with mixed abilities in many of their activities. They recognize that dancers do not have to stand on legs or move with complete artistry to have grace and the power to communicate their reality to audiences of all ages and abilities.
From all of us here at the Ruderman Family Foundation, congratulations to the Vertigo Dance Company for their barrier-breaking work in the performing arts.
— Jay Ruderman