Lynn Seymour Award for Expressive Dance 2019
Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Lynn Seymour Award for Expressive Dance.
On Thursday 21 November, 2nd Year students performed solos for Dame Monica Mason and Kevin O’Hare, former and current Directors of The Royal Ballet. Each year, the students select and prepare expressive solos on their own without any coaching.
This year’s winners are:
Joint 1st place
La Esmeralda – Act II, Esmeralda’s variation, Marius Petipa
The Winter’s Tale – Paulina’s variation, Christopher Wheeldon
Joint 2nd place
Eric Pinto Cata
Yugen, Wayne McGregor
Alix Van Tiggelen
La vie en rose – Non, je ne regrette rien, Ben Van Cauwenbergh
Joint 3rd place
School of Thought – Male solo, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot
Maliphant, Jade Hale-Christofi
A huge congratulations to everyone who participated in the event.
Nina Finburgh established the award in honour of ballerina, choreographer and alumna of the School, Lynn Seymour. The Award started in 2000 at White Lodge before moving to Upper School in 2002 and was judged by Lynn Seymour herself. Nina generously left a gift in her will to ensure the Award continues.