Cinderella picks up two awards

The Australian Dance Awards were announced last night at the Sydney Opera House—and Cinderella by The Australian Ballet was awarded Outstanding Performance by a Company.

Cinderella picks up two awards


In further recognition of the new ballet, Principal Artist Leanne Stojmenov won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer for her work in the title role.

Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella premiered in 2013 and was the first full-length production the lauded choreographer had created for an Australian company. Following sell-out seasons in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, the production returns to the Melbourne stage in June 2015 for an exclusive encore season.

‘I could not be more proud of our company’, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet David McAllister said of the awards.

‘We had the most amazing time working with the extraordinary Alexei Ratmansky on the creation ofCinderellaand everyone involved really blossomed through the process.’

Australia Dance Awards 2014

Hall of Fame: Gailene Stock CBE AM

Lifetime Achievement Award: Leigh Warren

Services to Dance: Annie Greig

Services to Dance Education: Janet Karin OAM

Outstanding Achievement in Youth or Community Dance: Buzz Dance Theatre for Look the Other Way

Outstanding Achievement in Choreography: Stephanie Lake for Aorta [Chunky Move]

Outstanding Performance by a Company: The Australian Ballet for Cinderella

Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance: Dalisa Pigram for Gudirr Gudirr

Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer: Leanne Stojmenov for Cinderella [The Australian Ballet]

Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer: James Vu Anh Pham for Aorta [Chunky Move]

Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Dance or Musical Theatre:Red Hot Rhythm for Rhythm Junkies

Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film/New Media: Sue Healey for On View

To see who was nominated for the 2014 awards:

Dance events happening around the country:

  • The Australian Ballet, La Bayadere, 6–22 November at Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
  • Bangarra’s Corroboree Sydney Season, Page 8, 21 November–14 December, Bangarra Studio Theatre, Walsh Bay; free outdoor performance on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House as part of Corroboree Sydney 2014, Sunday 30 November 2014 from 6.30pm
  • WA Ballet, Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, 21 November–14 December 2014
  • Queensland Ballet, The Nutcracker, 12–23 December, Playhouse, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
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