Choreographic Challenge winners announced

We are thrilled to announce the winners of NYB’s 2020 Choreographic Challenge. Over 30 young dancers took part in the challenge and we were astonished by the level of creativity and talent in each of the entries.

During September and October, dancers were challenged to create a one-minute piece of choreography inspired by the theme of re-emergence. Dancers selected one of four specially commissioned pieces of music by young composer Nicola Chang and took part in weekly interactive zoom workshops with industry professionals to support and develop their skills in all areas of the creative process.

Prizes were awarded in five categories –

8-11 yrs old (judges Etta Murfitt & NYB Patron Sir Matthew Bourne)
Winner Bonnie Buckman

12-15 yrs old (judges Etta Murfitt & NYB Patron Sir Matthew Bourne)
Winner Tilda Marriage Massey

16+ (judges Etta Murfitt & NYB Patron Sir Matthew Bourne)
Winner Emily Cozens

Musicality (judge Marcelino Sambé)
Winner Ross Black

Ambassadors Choice (judges Vanessa Vince Pang and Max Westwell)
Winner Dyliana Rossiter

To view the winners films and the list of runners-up and commendations click here


With thanks to Jamiel Laurence for video editing

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