4 April 2014 at 12.31pm | 7 Comments
The LUKAS awards, which are now in their third year, celebrate the culture of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese communities in the UK. This year, around 1,200 people were nominated for a total of 65 awards.
Marianela, who was born in Buenos Aires, joined The Royal Ballet in 1998. Last year, she received an Olivier Award for her performances in Viscera, Aeternum and Metamorphosis: Titian. She opened the 2013/14 Season partnering Carlos Acosta in his new production of Don Quixote.
Thiago, who is from Rio de Janeiro, joined The Royal Ballet in 2002. Most recently, he created a role in Wayne McGregor's Tetractys - The Art of Fugue, and will soon be performing in Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale. The couple are to star in a feature film due for release in Spring 2014.
Fernando, who is from Colombia, joined The Royal Ballet in 2006. Last year, he won the LUKAS award for Personality of the Year.
The awards are decided in part by public vote which closes on 6 April. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 30 April at the LUKAS Gala celebration.