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National Dance Awards 2015 nominations announced

Royal Ballet dancers and choreographers are nominated for 14 awards this year.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

30 October 2015 at 10.56am | 3 Comments

The nominations for the National Dance Awards 2015 have been announced with The Royal Ballet receiving 14 nominations.

The awards span a broad range of genres within the art form, including flamenco and ice dance (included for the first time this year) alongside classical and contemporary dance.

Principals Steven McRae, Vadim Muntagirov and Edward Watson have been nominated for Best Male Dancer.

Guest Artist Alessandra Ferri and Principal Marianela Nuñez have been nominated for Best Female Dancer

Wayne McGregor and Liam Scarlett have been nominated in the Best Classical Choreography for Woolf Works and The Age of Anxiety respectively.

First Artist Matthew Ball has been nominated for the Emerging Artist Award. Matthew is also nominated in the Outstanding Male performance category for his performance as Lensky in Onegin alongside Vadim Muntagirov for his performance in Symphonic Variations.

In the Outstanding Female Performance category four Royal Ballet dancers have been nominated - Lauren Cuthbertson for her performance in Song of the Earth, Alessandra Ferri for her role as Virginia Woolf in Woolf Works, Francesca Hayward for her performance in the title role in Manon and Laura Morera for her performance as Lise in La Fille mal gardée.

Other high profile nominees this year include Sylvie Guillem, David Bintley of Birmingham Royal Ballet and Matthew Bourne's New Adventures.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 25 January 2016.

This article has 3 comments

  1. Migliorini Sylvie Anne responded on 31 October 2015 at 11:18pm Reply

    Pour moi ces nominations sont superbes et tellement mèritees ,que de grands artistes .

  2. Anthony Andrews responded on 6 November 2015 at 12:53pm Reply

    There are very few Dancers who emerge as fully formed a Francesca Hayward. In my humble opinion her Juliet is by far and away the best performance of that role for Generations.

  3. Stevie responded on 13 November 2015 at 2:37pm Reply

    Keeping all fingers crossed for Marianela, Lauren, Laura, Liam and the others. At least four winners is an achievable target, but recognition of 14 nominees is much deserved.

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