Stephen Mcrae

NDA nominee Stephen McRae in Rhapsody. Photo Tristram Kenton © ROH

The Critics Circle

Introducing the NDA Nominees for 2011

The Dancing Times Award for Best Male Dancer

Debra Craine and Graham Watts

Published: 22/01/2012


The Dancing Times Award For Best Male Dancer

 

Jonathan Goddard

After training at the Rambert School, Jonathan danced with Scottish Dance Theatre before joining Richard Alston’s company in 2002. In 2008, he joined Rambert Dance Company, where he has been acclaimed in a wide range of repertoire. In 2008 Jonathan was nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance, and he was the first contemporary dancer to win the Critics' Circle Award for Best Male Dancer in 2007.

 

Steven McRae

Born in Sydney, Steven trained at the Royal Ballet School (2003-04) and won the Prix de Lausanne in 2003. He joined the Royal Ballet in 2004 and was promoted to principal in 2009. He was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2007 and won the Emerging Male Artist (Classical) Award at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2006. In the 2010-11 Royal Ballet season he created the role of the Mad Hatter in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, danced the Chosen One in Kenneth MacMillan’s Rite of Spring and Des Grieux in Manon.

 

Sergei Polunin

Born in the Ukraine, Sergei trained at the Royal Ballet School (2003-06) and won the Prix de Lausanne. He joined the Royal Ballet in 2007 and was promoted to principal in 2010. He won the 2009 Outstanding Male Performance (Classical) Award at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards. He recently made his debut in Ashton’s Marguerite and Armand, inheriting Rudolf Nureyev’s role.


Edward Watson

Ed trained at the Royal Ballet School and joined the Royal Ballet in 1994, becoming a principal in 2005. In addition to dancing the standard Covent Garden repertoire he has created roles in many works but is most closely associated with the ballets of Wayne McGregor. He won the Critics’ Circle Outstanding Young Male Artist Award in 2001 and the Best Male Dancer in 2008. In 2011 he
made his debut as the Chosen One in Kenneth MacMillan's Rite of Spring, created a role in Kim Brandstrup’s Invitus Invitam and was the White Rabbit in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.



 



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