Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance

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Laurence Olivier Award
for Outstanding Achievement in Dance
Awarded for Outstanding Achievement in Dance
Location  United Kingdom
Presented by The Society of London Theatre
Currently held by Michael Hulls for Ballet Boyz: The Talent (2014)
Official website Olivier Awards.com

The Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance is an annual award presented by The Society of London Theatre in recognition of achievements in commercial British theatre. The awards were established as the Society of West End Theatre Awards in 1976, and, renamed in 1984 in honour of English actor Lord Olivier.

When the award was originally given it was titled Outstanding Achievement of the Year in Ballet before being renamed to its current title in 1986.

Winners and nominees[edit]

1970s[edit]

Year Performer Production
1977
London Festival Ballet Romeo and Juliet
Maurice Béjart Ballet of the 20th Century
The Royal Ballet The Sleeping Beauty
Rudolf Nureyev Nureyev and Friends
1978
Robert Cohan London Contemporary Dance Theatre
Christopher Bruce Rambert Dance Company
Siobhan Davies Harmonica Breakdown
Lynn Seymour A Month in the Country
1979
Peter Schaufuss La Sylphide
Kenneth MacMillan Playground
Rambert Dance Company The Tempest

1980s[edit]

Year Performer Production
1980
The Royal Ballet Gloria
Maurice Béjart Gaîté Parisienne
London Festival Ballet Sphinx
The Royal Ballet Rhapsody
1981
Stuttgart Ballet Forgotten Land
London Contemporary Dance Theatre Death and the Maiden
The Royal Ballet Dances of Albion
Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet Night Moves
1982
Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris Le songe d'une nuit d'été
Rambert Dance Company Ghost Dances
The Royal Ballet Illuminations
The Royal Ballet L'Invitation Au Voyage
1986
Rambert Dance Company 60th Anniversary Season
The Bolshoi Ballet Academy Dancers Performances at the London Coliseum
Michael Clark Individual Impact and Contribution
Irek Mukhamedov The Bolshoi Ballet Academy
Jerome Robbins Range of Work
Jorge Salavisa The Ballet Gulbenkian
1987
Trisha Brown Season at Sadler's Wells Theatre
London Contemporary Dance Theatre Season at Sadler's Wells Theatre
Richard Alston Pulcinella and Dutiful Ducks
Merce Cunningham Company Season at Sadler's Wells Theatre
Ichikawa Ennosuke III The Thousand Cherries of Yoshitsune
1988
Kirov Ballet Season in London
London Festival Ballet Swansong and Cruel Garden
Cumbre Flamenca Season at Sadler's Wells Theatre
Hayden Griffin Still Life at the Penguin Cafe
London Contemporary Dance Theatre Arden Court and Shift
Second Stride Weighing the Heart
1989/90
London Contemporary Dance Theatre Orfeo
Nina Ananiashvili and Irek Mukhamedov The Bolshoi Ballet Academy
David Bintley Hobson's Choice
Siobhan Davies Embarque
The Royal Ballet The Prince of the Pagodas
Paul Taylor Dance Company Season at Sadler's Wells Theatre

1990s[edit]

Year Performer Production
1991
Twyla Tharp and Jennifer Tipton In the Upper Room
Siobhan Davies and Dancers Season at Sadler's Wells Theatre
Darcey Bussell Winter Dreams and Stravinsky Violin Concerto
Kenneth MacMillan Winter Dreams
Mark Morris Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
The Phoenix Dance Company Season at Sadler's Wells Theatre
1992
William Forsythe and The Royal Ballet In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
Adventures in Motion Pictures Season in London
Stephen Jefferies Cyrano
Phillipe Genty Driftings
Graham Lustig and Henk Schut Inscape
Northern Ballet Theatre Romeo and Juliet
1993
Siobhan Davies Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
David Bintley Tombeaux
Lez Brotherston Northern Ballet Theatre's Season at the Royalty Theatre
Joseph Cipolla The Green Table
1994
London Contemporary Dance Theatre Season at Sadler's Wells
Darcey Bussell Ballet Imperial and La Ronde
Sylvie Guillem Herman Schmerman
Marion Tait Romeo and Juliet
1995
Peter Mumford Fearful Symmetries and The Glass Blew In
Thomas Edur The Sleeping Beauty
John MacFarlane The Nutcracker
Nuria Moreno Cinderella
1996
Siobhan Davies The Art of Touch
Deborah Bull Steptext
Sylvie Guillem Episodes
Marion Tait Pillar of Fire
1997
Rambert Dance Company Season at the London Coliseum
Sue Blane Alice in Wonderland
Viviana Durante Anastasia... Now Langourous, Now Wild...
Thomas Edur Alice in Wonderland and Giselle
1998
Lez Brotherston Cinderella
Altynai Asylmuratova Swan Lake
Mark Morris L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato
1999
William Forsythe and Ballett Frankfurt Season at Sadler's Wells
Trisha Brown L'Orfeo
Bill T. Jones We Set Out Early...Visibility Was Poor
Twyla Tharp Season at the Barbican Theatre

2000s[edit]

Year Performer Production
2000
Jirí Kylián and Nederlands Dans Theater 1 Season at Sadler's Wells
Nina Ananiashvili Don Quixote
Pina Bausch Viktor
David Bintley Edward II
2001
Deborah Colker Mix
Matthew Bourne The Car Man
Robert Parker Shakespeare Suite
Michael Revie Mozartina
2002
Mark Morris and Mark Morris Dance Group Season at Sadler's Wells
Ushio Amagatsu Hibiki
Dana Caspersen Artifact and Eidos:Telos
William Forsythe Artifact and Eidos:Telos
2003
Robyn Orlin Daddy, I've Seen This Piece Six Times and I Still Don't Know Why They're Hurting Each Other
Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal Kontakthof
Chiaki Nagao Madame Butterfly
Christopher Wheeldon Tryst and Polyphonia
2004
Thomas Edur and Agne Oaks 2 Human
Carlos Acosta Tocororo - A Cuban Tale
Javier de Frutos Elsa Canasta
Rambert Dance Company Season at Sadler's Wells
2005
San Francisco Ballet Season at Sadler's Wells
Julien Macdonald Shimmer
The Royal Ballet Sylvia
Rambert Dance Company Season at Sadler's Wells
2006
Pina Bausch Nelken and Palermo, Palermo
Ballet Nacional de Cuba Season at Sadler's Wells
Johan Kobborg The Lesson and La Sylphide
Russell Maliphant PUSH
2007
Carlos Acosta Season at Sadler's Wells
Steven McRae Homage to the Queen and Chroma
Marianela Núñez DGV and The Sleeping Beauty
Wayne McGregor Chroma
2008
The Royal Ballet Jewels
Savion Glover Live for London
Jonathan Goddard Performances with Richard Alston Dance Company
Wendy Whelan Fool's Paradise
2009
Royal Ballet of Flanders Impressing the Czar
The Royal Ballet Infra
Savion Glover, Marshall Davis, Jr. and Maurice Chestnut Bare Soundz

2010s[edit]

Year Performer Production
2010
Rambert Dance Company Outstanding Year of New Work
Colin Dunne Out of Time
Michael Hulls Two:Four:Ten, Afterlight, Ex Machina and Eonnagata
2011
Antony Gormley Babel (Words)
John MacFarlane Asphodel Meadows
Yoshie Sunahata (Kodo) Gnosis
2012
Edward Watson The Metamorphosis
The Design Team Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Tommy Franzen Some Like It Hip Hop
Sylvie Guillem 6000 Miles Away
2013
Marianela Núñez Aeternum, Diana and Acteon and Viscera
ILL-Abilities Breakin' Convention
Lez Brotherston The Sleeping Beauty
2014
Michael Hulls Ballet Boyz: The Talent
Mark Morris Season at Sadler's Wells
Arthur Pita Ballet Black: A Dream Within a Midsummer Night's Dream
Clemmie Sveaas Witch-Hunt

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