Kenneth MacMillan Choreographic Award 2017
Congratulations to Anna Daly, winner of the Kenneth MacMillan Choreographic Award 2017.
This year’s Award took place on Tuesday 13 December at the Margot Fonteyn Studio Theatre, White Lodge and was open to Year 10 and 11 students.
The students not only created eleven unique ballets, presented to an audience of staff, students and special guests, but organised their own rehearsals, chose their cast and music and had input into their costume design and lighting.
This year’s Award was judged by an esteemed panel of special guests; Marguerite Porter, Andrew McNicol, Michael Nunn and Edward Watson. All of the judges are alumni of The Royal Ballet School and Andrew McNicol won the Kenneth MacMillan Award during his time at the School. After much deliberation, the judges chose our winners.
This year’s winners are…
1st place – Anna Daly
Joint 2nd place – Scarlett Harvey & Jarad Jackson and Skya Powney
3rd place – Elijah Trevitt
John Mitchell Folder Prize – Hamish Longley
Special Commendations – Eric Pinto Cata
The Royal Ballet School has a long tradition of encouraging choreographic work with students of all ages, starting in Year 7 and continuing through to the Upper School in Covent Garden. Many of today’s most celebrated choreographers started their careers here at White Lodge including Christopher Wheeldon and Cathy Marston to name but a few.
The School is most grateful to Lady MacMillan for her continued support of this event and gratitude is also extended to John Mitchell, whose prize is awarded to the choreographer who presents the best folder describing their choreography and design.