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National Dance Awards Critics' Circle

National Dance Awards Critics' Circle

25 January 2011

The winners for 2011 were announced at a ceremony at Sadler's Wells on 24th January.

Patron of the Awards and ISTD Life President, Dame Beryl Grey spoke at the event: “I am delighted that the awards are now entering their second decade and have established an important, permanent and valuable place in the annual dance calendar. They set out to celebrate the richness and variety of dance work presented on stage each year, nurturing innovation and acknowledging excellence. I offer my congratulations to all those dancers and choreographers and companies who have been nominated for awards and now especially to the winners. Your creative energies and remarkable achievements have been justly recognized. Well done.” 

The winners are :

THE DE VALOIS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

Alastair Spalding

Jann Parry

THE DANCING TIMES AWARD FOR BEST MALE DANCER

Ivan Vasiliev, Bolshoi Ballet

BEST FEMALE DANCER

Natalia Osipova, Bolshoi Ballet 

BEST CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPY

Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet, for Asphodel Meadows (award presented by Monica Mason) 

BEST MODERN CHOREOGRAPHY

Russell Maliphant for Afterlight 

BEST FOREIGN DANCE COMPANY

The Bolshoi Ballet 

OUTSTANDING FEMALE PERFORMANCE (CLASSICAL)

Martha Leebolt, Northern Ballet 

OUTSTANDING MALE PERFORMANCE (CLASSICAL)

Vadim Muntagirov, English National Ballet (award collected by Wayne Eagling)

OUTSTANDING FEMALE PERFORMANCE (MODERN)

Pieter Symonds (Rambert Dance Company) 

OUTSTANDING MALE PERFORMANCE (MODERN)

Daniel Proietto

OUTSTANDING COMPANY

Rambert Dance Company (award presented by David McAllister of The Australian Ballet)

DANCE UK JANE ATTENBOROUGH INDUSTRY AWARD

Gill Clarke MBE

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