Lillian Hochauser with the awards won by Osipova, Vasiliev and the Bolshoi Ballet. ©John Ross
The Patron of the Awards, Dame Beryl Grey, who was unable to attend, sent a message saying she was delighted the Awards were entering their second decade. They had established an important, permanent, and valuable place in the annual dance calendar, and celebrated the richness and variety of dance work presented on stage each year, nurturing innovation and acknowledging excellence.
The Royal Ballet's Dame Monica Mason announcing the winner of the best classical choreography award which went to third time lucky Royal Ballet choreographer, Liam Scarlett. © John Ross
"I offer my congratulations to all those dancers, choreographers and companies who have been nominated and now especially to the winners," she said. "Your creative energies and remarkable achievements have been justly recognised. Well done."
Alistair Spalding © John Ross
Martha Leebolt - Northern Ballet
Martha Leebolt © John Ross
Daniel Proietto – Russell Maliphant Company
Daniel Proietto © 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 © 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, with supporter Yvonne Sherrington. © John Ross
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.