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Ballet.co's survey results, 1997 -2010


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I thought it might be interesting to summarise the results of the main categories in the ballet.co (almost) annual surveys over the years. Nice to see dancers moving from 'promising' to 'best' etc.

 

BEST MALE DANCER

 

1997 Igor Zelensky

1998 Irek Mukhamedov

1999 Carlos Acosta

2000 Johan Kobborg

2001/2 Johan Kobborg

2003/4 Carlos Acosta

2005 Thomas Lund

2006 Carlos Acosta

2007 Carlos Acosta

2008 Edward Watson

2009 Edward Watson

2010 Ivan Vasiliev

 

BEST FEMALE DANCER

 

1997 Altinai Asylmuratova/Miyako Yoshida

1998 Viviana Durante

1999 Nina Ananiashvili

2000 Darcey Bussell/Sylvie Guillem/Tamara Rojo

2001/2 Alina Cojocaru

2003/4 Zenaida Yanowsky

2005 Zenaida Yanowsky

2006 Marianela Nunez

2007 Elena Glurjidze

2008 Elena Glurjidze

2009 Tamara Rojo

2010 Natalia Osipova

 

BEST PARTNERSHIP

 

1997 Durante/Mukhamedov

1998 Durante/Mukhamedov

1999 Durante/Mukhamedov

2000 Guillem/Cope

2001/2 Cojocaru/Kobborg

2003/4 Cojocaru/Kobborg

2005 Cojocaru/Kobborg

2006 Cojocaru/Kobborg

2007 Oaks/Edur

2008 Oaks/Edur

2009 Oaks/Edur and Benjamin/Watson

2010 Osipova/Vasiliev

 

MOST PROMISING DANCER (M)

 

1997 -

1998 Edward Watson

1999 Yohei Sasaki

2000 Ivan Putrov

2001/2 Ivan Putrov

2003/4 Thiago Soares

2005 Steven McRae

2006 Steven McRae

2007 Steven McRae

2008 Sergei Polunin

2009 Sergei Polunin

2010 Sergei Polunin

 

MOST PROMISING DANCER (F)

 

1997 -

1998 Mara Galeazzi

1999 Zenaida Yanowsky

2000 Alina Cojocaru

2001/2 Marianela Nunez

2003/4 Lauren Cuthbertson

2005 Sarah Lamb

2006 Lauren Cuthbertson

2007 Yohui Choe

2008 Yohui Choe

2009 Melissa Hamilton

2010 Akane Takada

 

BEST PRODUCTION

 

1997 Giselle (Mariinsky)

1998 Manon (RB)

1999 Don Quixote (Bolshoi)

2000 Jewels (Mariinsky)

2001/2 Onegin (RB)

2003/4 Mayerling (RB)

2005 Manon (RB)

2006 Bright Stream (Bolshoi)

2007 Jewels(RB)

2008 Manon (ENB)

2009 Mayerling (RB)

2010 Don Quixote (Bolshoi)

 

BEST NEW PRODUCTION

 

1997 Edward II (BRB)

1998 Babel Index

1999 Sandpaper Ballet (SFB)

2000 Sleeping Beauty (Mariinsky)

2001/2 Tryst (RB)

2003/4 Pharoahs's Daughter (Bolshoi)

2005 La Sylphide (RB)

2006 Chroma and DGV (RB)

2007 The Snow Queen (ENB)

2008 Infra (RB)

2009 Limen (RB)

2010 Invitus/Invitam (RB)

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That's fascinating, Jane, thank you. Particularly surprised to see that Ed Watson was being picked as "most promising" back as far as 1998 - how perceptive of readers! And I'm sure more of the "most promisings" would have ended up as "best" had the polls kept going longer.

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