Lillian Hochhauser receiving the awards for the Bolshoi. © John Ross
The Critics' Circle National Dance Awards took place at Sadler's Wells, London today, 24th January. Patron of the Awards, Dame Beryl Grey says: "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 follow - see the National Dance Awards Nominations page for details of all the dancers and companies that were nominated in the 2010 Awards. We also have many more pictures in our 2010 Awards Gallery.
Alistair Spalding © John Ross
Martha Leebolt / Northern Ballet
Daniel Proietto / Russell Maliphant Company
Daniel Proietto/Russell Maliphant Company. © John Ross
The Bolshoi Ballet
Liam Scarlett for Asphodel Meadows by the Royal Ballet
Pieter Symonds / Rambert Dance Company
Vadim Muntagirov / English National Ballet
Russell Maliphant for Afterlight in The Spirit of Diaghilev programme at Sadler's Wells
Russell Maliphant - Best Modern Choreography. ©John Ross
Gill Clarke MBE / Dance Artist
Natalia Osipova / Bolshoi Ballet
Rambert Dance Company
Ivan Vasiliev / Bolshoi Ballet
Critics Jeffery Taylor and Mike Dixon, past chairman of the Awards Committee, with supporter Yvonne Sherrington. © John Ross
The Awards celebrate the vigour and variety of Britain's thriving dance culture and highlight the huge range of dance on offer. They are the only professional awards in the UK dedicated to dance and are presented by the Dance Section of the Critics' Circle, which brings together more than 50 dance writers. As part of the awards' unique partnership with Sadler's Wells and the Royal Opera House, the ceremony alternates between the two venues.
The awards sponsors are: The Monument Trust, Dancing Times; and Dance UK in association with Gordon and Co for the Jane Attenborough Dance UK Industry Award.
To read about past Awards please visit:
Enquiries about the Critics' Circle should be made to the Hon Gen Sec Rick Jones by email email@example.com or telephone 020 8698 2460.