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  • Bennington College Choreographic Fellowship, with Ester Junger and Jose Limon, Summer 1937.
  • American Dancer [Dance Magazine], Dance Award for the Best Solo in Modern Dance, 1938.
  • Dance Magazine Award (Honored with Gwen Verdon and Melissa Hayden), 1961.
  • Senior Fulbright to Japan, 1966.
  • Brandeis University, Creative Arts Medal, Whitney Museum, New York, April 28, 1974.
  • America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Tarbut Medal, Juilliard Theater, Lincoln Center, New York (Honored with Lee Strasberg, Nadia Reisenberg, Jennie Tourel), June 5, 1974.
  • Senior Fulbright to England, 1975.
  • 92nd Street YM-YWHA, Tribute “To Anna Sokolow, Choreographer, Dancer: For her great and prolonged record of service to the world of Dance,” December 8, 1975.
  • Ohio State University, Honorary Doctor of Humanities (Honoris Causa), December 8, 1978.
  • Maryland Dance Theater Performance, “A Tribute to Anna Sokolow,” Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, January 27, 1982.
  • Ballet Independiente Performance: “Homenaje a Anna Sokolow,” Theatro de la Ciudad, Mexico City, Mexico, October 6, 1982.
  • 30th Anniversary Celebration of Anna Sokolow’s Work in Israel, Inbal House, Tel Aviv, July 21, 1983.
  • Jewish Cultural Achievement Award, National Foundation of Jewish Culture, New York, 1985.
  • “A Gala Benefit Performance Honoring Anna Sokolow,” Joyce Theater, New York, September 20, 1986.
  • Boston Conservatory, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts (Honoris Causa), May 7, 1988.
  • Encomienda, Aztec Eagle Honor (the highest civilian honor awarded in Mexico to a foreigner), Mexico City, October 25, 1988.
  • 80th Birthday Tribute at the Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem, August, 1990.
  • 80th Birthday Tribute at the 92nd Street YM-YWHA, New York (Introductory remarks by Agnes de Mille), January 17, 1991.
  • Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award, Durham, North Carolina, July 14, 1991.
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences Award, New York City, 1993.
  • Tiffany Award, New York City, 1993.
  • Award for Artistic Excellence, Jersey State College, New Jersey, December 16, 1993.
  • National Endowment for the Arts “Teacher/Mentor” Grant, Washington, DC, October, 1994
  • 85th Birthday Tribute, Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse, New York City, (Anna Sokolow Day is declared in the Borough of Manhattan), February 15, 1995.
  • The Hall of Fame Award, Dance Library of Israel (with Sophie Maslow and Pauline Koner), New York City, April 22, 1996.
  • The New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, and Dance Award, May 1996.
  • Permanent commemorative plaque installed in the Dance Theatre in Mexico City, September 18, 1996.
  • Inducted into the C.V. Whitney Hall of Fame at the National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs, NY, July 19, 1998)
  • Named to the 2002 Women of Valor by the Jewish Women’s Archive