National Dance Awards
On the 19th February, eight members of the Association attended The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2019 as our guests. Our Chairman, David Bain, presented the award for Best Classical Choreography, which the Association has sponsored for nine years. The award was won by Alexei Ratmansky for his Shostakovich Trilogy for San Francisco Ballet and was collected by San Francisco Principal and former ENB Lead Principal Aaron Robison.
Other award winners included Gary Avis for Outstanding Male Classical Performance as Kulygin in Winter Dreams, and Marcelino Sambé and Francesca Hayward for Best Male and Best Female Dancer respectively. The De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement was presented by our President Dame Monica Mason to her fellow President Marion Tait, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Assistant Director. We send our congratulations to them and all the other award winners.