Dance Proms Young Choreographer 2017 Announced
27 July 2017
Out of all the applicants, Christopher Thomas has been named as the first ever Dance Proms Young Choreographer.
Christopher Thomas, from Dover, has been named as Dance Proms Young Choreographer 2017. He will go on to receive a one-to-one mentoring workshop with Akram Khan and will have his choreography performed at Dance Proms in November 2017.
A precocious talent, Christopher has been performing in West End productions from a young age. Since training at The Royal Ballet School and Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, he has been collecting accolades for his work with a variety of dance companies.
This year’s judging panel for the Young Choreographer Award included Michael Nunn, John Partridge, Nafisah Baba, and Darcey Bussell. They were asked to consider originality, creativity, use of space, floor patterning, movement, use of costume, and choice of music when making a decision on the winner.
The judges were unanimous in their praise of Christopher’s piece, ‘In Light of Those You Love’, with Michael Nunn describing it as, “A wonderfully accomplished piece that would sit well in a professional performance setting. Well danced and well-rehearsed. Bravo!”
ISTD would like to congratulate Christopher and all the young talented individuals that entered this year. Darcey Bussell gave this message to those who entered:
If you haven't already now is the time to book your tickets to Dance Proms which will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 5th November 2017.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to see special guest acts such as Flawless, and BBC Young Dancer Winner Nafisah Baba perform alongside a selection of dance schools and talented young dancers from around the world, many of which are taught by ISTD trained teachers.
You can book your tickets via the Royal Albert Hall website or call the box office on 020 7589 8212. Book before the 31st July 2017 and receive a 20% discount! Use the promo code 28196.