Horton Awards: Community Leader Appreciation
Nominated by the DRC Board of Directors ANN HASKINS
Born in Yokahama, Japan and raised in California, Ann Haskins saw her first live dance performance at age seven and has been hooked on live dance ever since. She began writing about dance at the UCLA Daily Bruin where she also covered campus politics, student demonstrations, and became the first woman editor. Later she wrote about dance for Coast Magazine, Herald Examiner, Daily News,Los Angeles Magazine, L.A. View, Pointe Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine and Dance Teacher Magazine.
Shortly after it began publishing, L.A. Weekly recruited Ann write about dance including the Dance Pick and other features, most recently adding a weekly blog. Among her broadcast projects, Ann hosted Inside Theater on KCRW-FM and contributed dance and theater features to both KLON-FM and KUSC-FM.
A perennial dance student, most of what Ann knows about dance is thanks to her many dance teachers. Ann recently celebrated her 40th anniversary with Hugh Harrison. Together they passed on their love and appreciation of dance to their daughter Nicole who currently dances with Smuin Ballet in San Francisco.