Benois accolade once again for the Bolshoi!


Best Ballerina of the year is Natalia Osipova for her performance of the title roles in La Sylphide and Giselle, and of Medora in Le Corsaire and Jeanne in The Flames of Paris. Best dancer is Ivan Vasiliev for his performance of Conrad in Le Corsaire and Philippe in The Flames of Paris. The Bolshoi dancers share these awards with Kirsty Martin of Australia Ballet (Melbourne) and Joaquin De Luz of New York City Ballet, who were also voted best ballerina and best dancer of the year.