13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Dance

Thanks to social media, some of the best dancers performing on the biggest stages are brought right to our phones and screens. From world famous studios to local parking lots, dance is still alive, well and thriving in its purest form thanks to these movers and groovers sharing their craft with fans across the globe. Whether they were showing off their own moves, spotlighting others, or 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.


Ghetto Spiderman
What’s not to love about this Memphis teen bringing swag to everyone’s favorite Avengers character? Ghetto Spiderman first shot onto the scene when a video of him was uploaded to Twitter showing the hero busting a move to A-Ha’s classic "Take On Me," a video that has since received over 22M views. Since this video caught fire, Ghetto Spider is sho…
Harper Watters
Harper Watters is the soloist and queen bee of the Houston Ballet. A breakout star in the dance world, Harper had a divine year in 2019, punctuated by a partnership with cosmetics powerhouse MAC on their "Love Me" campaign. He sat down with Refinery 29 for an insightful interview about his relationship with lipstick and heels, the latter of which …
Izzy and Easton
Young dancers Izzy and Easton took to the America’s Got Talent stage in 2019 and wowed the judges with their bold choreography. Unfortunately, they didn’t make it past the Judge Cuts round, much to the dismay of their upset fans. But that didn’t stop Izzy and Easton from moving and grooving for their global fanbase! Since appearing on AGT, Izzy an…
King's United
Long known in the dance community as one of the top hip hop dance troupes, King’s United brought their high flying theatrics to the mainstream in 2019. The Kings won NBC’s World of Dance with an astonishing perfect score in the finale. With that victory, they retired the troupe from competitions, but by no means did they slow down as they have blo…
Sherrie Silver
Known for her work on Childish Gambino’s powerful "This is America" video, Sherrie Silver is a Rwandan choreographer who had a career-making year in 2019. On the heels of "This is America," she partnered with everything from Rita Ora to Nike, even the United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Cameroonian govern…


Dance phenom DexRated is doing it different, complete with a walk that says loud and clear: I’m here to stay. A queer, plus-size male dancer, model and choreographer, Dexter Mayfield is part of a new generation that is redefining what beauty and fierceness mean in the world of dance and fashion. Last year, Dex enjoyed a massive breakout experience, dancing …
Belgian dance instructor Jeny Bonsenge is on a mission to make the world a better place through dance. Better known by her handle, JenyBSG, the dancer, choreographer and model went viral when, back in April, she posted a video to Instagram featuring Jeny tearing it up with one of her young proteges, a 9 year old named Anae, to a bangin’ uptempo dancehall tr…
Nappy Tabs
Dancers, choreographers, and creative visionaries Napoleon and Tabitha Dumas are the husband and wife powerhouse team behind Nappytabs. Big names in the dance community, their best known work is perhaps serving as choreographers for hit shows So You Think You Can Dance and World of Dance. Over the course of their career, they’ve worked with the iconic pop s…
Phil Wright
Phil Wright is a dancer, choreographer, and entrepreneur making his footprint on the dance world. This year, Phil led one of the hottest projects on the market, choreographing the music video for Lil’ Nas ax’s song "Panini," which received over 200M views on YouTube. In addition to helping some of the biggest names in the industry, Phil is also the founder …
Salif Gueye
Salif Lasource has turned his love of Michael Jackson’s iconic dance moves into viral fame. Since being discovered by online dance fans last year, Salif has moonwalked his way around the world, even meeting Ellen DeGeneres in a video that went viral, receiving more than 3M views. This viral fame netting him 2M+ followers on Instagram, where his fans can fin…
Team Naach
Team Naach is a team of two choreographers from India who have launched one of the most popular dance channels on the internet. With a combined expertise in everything from classical dance to Bollywood choreography and other modern pop styles, Sonal Devraj and Nicole Concessao have brought their moves to the world. Currently, they have nearly 3M subscribers…

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.

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