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: http://www.ampag.com.au/article/who-s-up-for-the-dance-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