Douthit Award Winner
These Wheels Made for Dancing

Among the recent winners of five Vera B. Douthit Awards to CUNY students with disabilities--there are 8,000 in all--is Kitty Lunn, founder and director of Infinity Dance, a company for dancers who are disabled or more than 40 years of age. The company will perform at the Cultural Olympics in Atlanta and the Edinburgh Festival this summer. Nine years ago, as a member of the National Ballet, she was about to make her New York debut when a fall on an icy staircase seemed to end her days at the barre. Now also an actress on the TV show "Loving," Lunn graduated from John Jay College last June summa cum laude with a B.A. in Theater and Civil Rights. A Belle Zeller Scholar, she received her Douthit Award, named after the inspirational Associate Dean for Student Development at York College who died in 1973, for tireless advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities, especially in the arts.