Congratulations to everyone who entered the Online Choreographic Challenge coordinated by our Patron, Birmingham Royal Ballet Principal, Brandon Lawrence!

Brandon said that he was blown away by the creativity of the finalists and the way they translated what the experience of lockdown meant to them into dance.

In alphabetical order, the 20 finalists are...

  • Emilia Birt
  • Ava Blacker
  • Lucy Bunce
  • Martha Chaisty
  • Fraya Cowen
  • Bethany Crumpler
  • Carren Davids
  • Honor Dixon
  • Isabelle Drury
  • Eesha Gupta
  • Daniel Houghton
  • Azerley Keller
  • Wendy Kleinbussink
  • Imogen McBeath
  • Kaylee McCullough
  • Hallie Mitchell and Daisy Craner Watts
  • Carly Pedro
  • Hannah Prentice-Whitney
  • Sophie Sharp
  • Lily Tomlinson

Brandon and bbodance Vice President, Sir David Bintley, CBE, are now in the process of choosing one winner for each of the three original pieces of music. The final winners will be announced this Tuesday, 14 July.

As previously mentioned, everyone who entered the Challenge will be featured in the full-length dance film created by Brandon.

Well done to all choreographers and best of luck to finalists for round 2!

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