Michael Corder one of Britain’s most successful international choreographers, was born in London, trained at the Royal Ballet School and danced with The Royal Ballet, Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Dutch National Ballet and Australian Ballet. He has created over 60 works, including: Rhyme Nor Reason and L’Invitation au voyage (The Royal Ballet); the Olivier Award-nominated The Wand of Youth (Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet); Ancient Airs and Dances (Northern Ballet Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (Norwegian National Ballet); Danses Concertantes (Hong Kong & Boston Ballet); Cinderella (English National Ballet; Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production; Evening Standard Award); Masquerade (The Royal Ballet); Melody on the Move (English National Ballet; Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Best Choreography); Water, for a new production of Homage to the Queen for The Royal Ballet’s 75th anniversary programme, presented to Her Majesty The Queen in honour of her 80th birthday; Orpheus (The Royal Ballet of Flanders); April – England (Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival); House of Dreams (Ballet Black). His 2007 production of The Snow Queen for English National Ballet was subsequently staged in Vilnius, Vienna and Prague.
David Bintley wins Classical Choreography Award for Cinderella
Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Director David Bintley has won the Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Best Classical Choreography. The award was for Cinderella, which premiered in November 2010 before touring the UK throughout the following year.