Top choreography prizes for former Royal Ballet School students at The Critics’ Circle Dance Awards 2010
Three former students won top prizes at the 11th Critics’ Circle Dance Awards held at Sadler’s Wells Theatre on Monday, 24 January with choreographers receiving particular praise.
Liam Scarlett won first prize in the Best Classical Choreography category for Asphodel Meadows and Russell Maliphant in Best Modern Choreography for Faun in The Spirit of Diaghilev and for his contribution to Babel.
Choreography is an important part of The Royal Ballet School's system of training and choreographic talent is nurtured and developed at the School. Indeed, some of the dance world's most eminent choreographers were students at the School: Kenneth MacMillan, David Bintley, Ashley Page, Christopher Wheeldon, Jiri Kylian, and John Neumeier to name a few.
Vadim Muntagirov, now First Soloist with English National Ballet, won first prize for Outstanding Male Performance (Classical).
A full list of winners can be found at:
Picture: Liam Scarlett receiving his award.
Photo: Patrick Baldwin