Daniel Proietto, Russell Maliphant Company, Outstanding Male performance (Modern) Winner, 2010 National Dance Awards

Winner of the Outstanding Male Performance (Modern) in 2010 - Daniel Proietto: Photo - John Ross 

The Critics Circle

Introducing Nominees for the NDA 2011

Award for Outstanding Male Performance (Modern)

Debra Craine and Graham Watts

Published: 22/01/2012

Award for Outstanding Male Performance (Modern)

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

After training at PARTS, the school directed by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, the Belgian choreographer and dancer began working with the Belgian collective Les Ballets C de la B and subsequently with many theatres, opera houses and ballet companies. He has his own Antwerp-based company and has mounted a string of successful productions, including Sutra
(in collaboration with the monks of China’s Shaolin Temple) and Babel. He is nominated this year for his performance in Dunas, his collaboration with the flamenco dancer Maria Pages at Sadler’s Wells.


Sean Palmer

The American-born actor, singer and dancer is known for his appearances on Broadway and on the HBO TV series Sex and the City (he played Marcus). He was in the original Broadway cast recording of The Little Mermaid and on the soundtrack of the film Easy Virtue. He is nominated for his starring role in the Gershwin musical Crazy for You, which was seen at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park in the summer of 2011 before transferring to the West End.

Alexander Whitley

Born in Penrith, Alexander trained at the Royal Ballet School and joined Birminghan Royal Ballet in 2000, being promoted to First Artist in 2002.   He joined Rambert Dance Company in 2004 and received a nomination for the spotlight award in the 2008 National Dance Awards.  In that same year he joined the Michael Clark Company as a guest artist on the New York tour.  After 6 months with Sydney Dance Company, Alexander joined Wayne McGregor I Random Dance in September 2010.




Enquiries about the Critics' Circle should be made to the Hon Gen Sec Rick Jones by email criticscircleallsections@gmail.com or telephone 020 8698 2460.