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First Artist Fernando Montaño nominated for 2013 LUKAS Award

Prize celebrates Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese communities in the UK.

By Lottie Butler (Assistant Content Producer)

6 December 2012 at 1.46pm | 6 Comments

Royal Ballet First Artist Fernando Montaño has been nominated for a Personality of the Year Award at The Air Europa Latin UK Awards (LUKAS).

The awards, now in their second year, celebrate the culture of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese communities in the UK.

Fernando, originally from Colombia, has been a First Artist with The Royal Ballet since 2010, and has danced a wide range of works, ranging from the role of the Jester in Frederick Ashton's Cinderella, to the role of the Caterpillar in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

For the next three months, nominees are put to the public vote: the primary round of voting runs until 15 January, following which the top five most voted nominees enter a second round, which closes on 15 February.

The winners will be announced during a celebratory Gala Ceremony, described by Carlos Acosta as “the most sought after annual Latino event”.

To vote, go to the LUKAS site.

By Lottie Butler (Assistant Content Producer)

6 December 2012 at 1.46pm

This article has been categorised Awards, Ballet and tagged award, Fernando Montaño, LUKAS, Personality of the Year, The Air Europa Latin UK Awards (LUKAS) 2012

This article has 6 comments

  1. Amazing!!

  2. I really hope Fernando Montaño will win this award as he's an amazing talented ballet dancer, I'll vote for him and I hope more people will!

    Miss Martini x

  3. Cristina responded on 11 December 2012 at 11:40am Reply

    Fernando Montaño is a wonderful dancer, a great Colombian talent we are very proud of. I'm campaigning in Facebook to get as many votes as possible. Go Fernando!

  4. Alize responded on 13 December 2012 at 9:01am Reply

    Fernando Montaño is a wonderful dancer, he has the talent, passion it does really come across when you see him perform. I wish him to enjoy every moment of this process and hope he will win this award as he's an amazing talented ballet dancer.
    Sending you lots of love

  5. George responded on 14 December 2012 at 9:43am Reply

    Wonderful to see that Fernando has been nominated for this award. I hope he wins as it will be a testament to his talent

  6. Lord Holland responded on 18 December 2012 at 5:58pm Reply

    I am delighted that Fernando Montano has been nominated for the LUKAS award, he really should win.
    Also, he is by far the best dancer I have ever seen, and must be promoted to Principal ! what is the ROH waiting for?

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