5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Dance

Social media has brought the world’s biggest dance stages to our screens. From the most famous studios to random parking lots, the art of dance is alive and well in its purest form thanks to these talented artists sharing their craft with fans across the globe. Whether they were showing off their own moves, or spotlighting others and choreographing pieces, these nominees created the year’s best content.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Entertainment Shorty Award.


Chelsie Hill
A dancer from age five, Chelsie Hill’s life was turned upside-down when she became a victim of a drunk driving accident at just 17 years old. Flash forward to 2018, Chelsie’s reality has transformed from despair to inspiration becoming a globally recognized influencer, disability activist, and founder of the women’s wheelchair dance troupe The Rol…
One of modern dancing’s iconic celebrities, Courtney Nicole Kelly aka Dytto has danced and popped her way to the top. Rising to fame by dancing to a remix of “Barbie Girl,” that received 28M+ views on YouTube, the self proclaimed “robo-babe” moved and grooved her way to hosting The Drop for the World of Dance. Now with 4M+ Instagram followers, nea…
Jade Chynoweth
Fueled by “sweat and passion,” Jade Chynoweth is living out her dreams and helping others to be strong “in mind, body and soul,” using her vast social platforms as a means to inspire. Reaching the 2M follower mark on Instagram in 2018, the star of YouTube Premium original series Step Up: Highwater appeared in dance collabs all over YouTube, entert…
Justin Peck
“Justin Peck is making ballet that speaks to our daily lives,” says the New York Times about the 31 year old dancer and choreographer, combining traditional ballet with movements drawn from daily life and sounds from modern life, such as the revving of a lawn mower or a ballet with music from Sufjan Stevens. Already on the forefront of the dance w…
The Kinjaz
Asian-American masked dance troupe The Kinjaz “innovate, entertain, and positively impact the world through movement, media, and mentally.” Drawing upon Naruto anime and martial arts influences, the CA-based group perfectly blends synched hip-hop moves with Asian cultural traditions, gathering 80M+ YouTube video views and a 1M+ combined followers …


Auti Kamal
Auti Kamal celebrates her love of all things dance as an artist, vlogger, model, and Bodyspeaks Dance Collective director. Launching her self-titled YouTube channel in 2012, Miss Auti’s videos serve to break the selective stigma attached to the dance world with anyone-can-do-this tutorials like “how to do the splits in 5 minutes,” and “best drugstore stage …
Brittany Cavaco
Brittany Cavaco is a highly prolific influencer with a diverse career that takes her around the world; she’s a professional ballet dancer, model, pilates instructor, and blogger. Brittany can certainly add social media celebrity to her list of accomplishments, with 215K+ Instagram followers and millions of individual post views. Brittany strikes a pose in d…
Cynthia Irobunda
Nigerian-American dancer and choreographer Cynthia Irobunda is rapidly making a name for herself in the world of dance. Cynthia’s critically-acclaimed style combines influences from the African diasporic with a rare and impressive level of technical skill. Selected to perform her original dance, Nneka, at the 2018 National College Dance Festival, Cynthia ha…
Launching to international fame as the male winner of So You Think You Can Dance Season 10, Dushaunt “Fik-Shun” Stegall free-flowed his way into social media celebrity. Having trained in taekwondo since age 2 and dancing since age 5, the multi disciplined artist has fostered a unique iconic style that draws upon hip-hop, street funk, and martial arts. Showc…
Omar Z. Robles
Photographer and visual artist Omar Z Robles is capturing the famed NYC streets in a new light by replacing the busy New Yorker with the beauty of New York dancers. Drawing inspiration from the mime acting, Omar’s visual fluidity and captivating portraitures have attracted global attention, amassing 320K+ Instagram followers and collaborations from Gap to E…
“Kiki, do you love me? Are you riding?” 2018 belonged to Shiggy, the Queens street performer, Instagram comedian and founder of #TheShiggyShow has become a global sensation through his insta-viral dance to Drake’s “In My Feelings.” Declared by Vulture as 2018’s “Artist of the Summer,” his boisterous Instagram moves were met with millions views, overnight fa…

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

finalists for the 5th annual shorty social good awards will be announced in mid-october!