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The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle has announced the shortlisted nominations for the National Dance Awards, covering performances in the UK between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019. This year marks the awards’ 20th anniversary and we are delighted that a number of Conservatoire school graduates are among this year’s nominees.
James Cousins Company (LCDS) is nominated for Best Independent Company.
Arthur Pita (LCDS) is nominated for Best Modern Choreography for Alexandra Markvo/Bird & Carrot.
Three graduates are nominated for the Emerging Artist Award: Jemima Brown (LCDS), as a Dancer with Tom Dale Company & James Cousins Company; Salomé Pressac (Rambert School) as a Dancer with Rambert; and Mthuthuzeli November (Central School of Ballet) as a Choreographer for Ballet Black.
Jemima Brown (LCDS) received a second nomination for Outstanding Female Modern Performance for her performance in Epilogues with James Cousins Company.
Also nominated in the Outstanding Female Modern Performance category is Solène Weinachter (LCDS) for her role as Juliet in Juliet and Romeo with Lost Dog.
Two graduates are nominated for Outstanding Male Modern Performance: Jonathan Goddard (Rambert School) for his performance in The Mother for Alexandra Markvo/Bird & Carrot and Liam Mower (Rambert School) for his role as the Prince in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake.
The winners will be announced at a lunchtime ceremony to be held in Central London on Wednesday 19th February 2020. For the full list of nominations, visit the Critics Circle website here.