Initial PGF Award: Dance Scholarship, 1985
Additional PGF Awards: Statue Recipient, 1986
Born in Syracuse, NY, Capucilli studied at SUNY Purchase with Carol Fried and Kazuko Hirabayashi before attending the Graham school to study with Gertrude Shurr, Linda Hodes, and Graham herself. As a principal in the company, she illuminated Graham’s lead roles, from the maddened Medea in Cave of the Heart to the young, wistful Bride in Appalachian Spring. She was co-artistic director of the company with Christine Dakin from 2002 to 2005. A 2001 Dance Magazine Award recipient, Capucilli now performs with Buglisi Dance Theater and teaches at Juilliard.
***Photo: Peter C. Cook Photography