- Honorary Degree (2020)
- Bill T. Jones Honorary Doctoral Degree Ceremony
- Bloomington, Indiana
- Presenter: Michael A. McRobbie
Bill T. Jones, a multi-talented artist, choreographer, dancer, theater director, and writer has received major honors ranging from the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award, National Medal of Arts, to a MacArthur "Genius" Award and Kennedy Center Honors. Mr. Jones was honored with the 2014 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, recognized as Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 2010, inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2009 and named "An Irreplaceable Dance Treasure" by the Dance Heritage Coalition in 2000. He is a two-time Tony Award recipient for Best Choreography for FELA! and Spring Awakening and received an Obie Award for Spring Awakening's off-Broadway run. His choreography for the off-Broadway production of The Seven earned him a 2006 Lucille Lortel Award.
Mr. Jones began his dance training at SUNY Binghamton, where he studied classical ballet and modern dance. After living in Amsterdam, Mr.Jones returned to SUNY, where he became a co-founder of the American Dance Asylum in 1973. In 1982, he formed the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company with his late partner, Arnie Zane. Mr. Jones is currently the Artistic Director of New York Live Arts.