Jan McNulty Posted November 9, 2012 Share Posted November 9, 2012 Friday 9 November, 2012 English National Ballet announces the finalists for The Emerging Dancer Competition 2013 English National Ballet is delighted to announce the six finalists for The Emerging Dancer Competition 2013, generously supported in its fourth year by Talbot Hughes McKillop (THM), the restructuring experts. The Emerging Dancer Competition is an annual opportunity for English National Ballet to recognise and nurture the phenomenal talent of its up-and-coming dancers and the Company is pleased to announce the following chosen finalists for the Emerging Dancer Award: Alison McWhinney Guilherme Menezes Nancy Osbaldeston Ken Saruhashi Laurretta Summerscales Nathan Young The competition encourages excellence and potential within the Company and throughout the summer English National Ballet’s artistic, music, administrative staff and Principal dancers have been voting for their favourite Emerging Dancer. The Emerging Dancer Competition will be held on 4 March 2013 at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and is open to the public, with tickets now on sale. Tamara Rojo, English National Ballet Artistic Director said: “Come and experience the excitement of seeing young talent in the live final, as the six Emerging Dancer nominees perform two solos in front of an eminent panel of expert judges. This is a fantastic opportunity to see extraordinary talent flourish in an intimate venue. The search is on for the stars of tomorrow!” The 2013 Emerging Dancer Competition, artistically directed by Associate Artist George Williamson, will see one dancer crowned as Emerging Dancer 2013 and will be announced at the end of the evening together with the recipient of The People's Choice Award, which is voted for by members of the public. Last year’s (2012) Emerging Dancer Award was won by young dancer Yonah Acosta who received rave reviews for performing Le Jeune Homme et la Mort and then went on to perform at Dance Salad in Houston. As well as the accolade of the title, the Emerging Dancer winner receives £2,500, the People's Choice Award winner receives £1,000 and all nominees receive £500 each. At a time when the Arts Council is reducing its funding, Talbot Hughes McKillop's sponsorship of the award is a practical demonstration of its belief that business has a clear responsibility to engage constructively in providing support to the arts. Paul Horn, Managing Partner, Talbot Hughes McKillop commented: “Talbot Hughes McKillop are proud to be invited to continue as sponsors of the Emerging Dancer Award 2013. Talbot Hughes McKillop and English National Ballet share a mutual commitment to delivering outstanding quality at the highest levels of performance and professionalism. Our sponsorship of the Emerging Dancer Award since 2010 has successfully enhanced the profile of the nominees, allowing individuals to flourish and start to achieve their potential.” The Emerging Dancer Competition 2013 Queen Elizabeth Hall 7.30pm, 4 March 2013 Box Office – 0844 875 0073 Tickets are on sale now Book online For information about English National Ballet please visit www.ballet.org.uk You can also find English National Ballet on Facebook and Twitter @ENBallet 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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