“Criticism and Culture of Ballet”
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
“Criticism and Culture of Ballet” honors the most important national and international dance critics. Some of our past honorees include; Clive Barnes, Roger Salas, Anna Kisselgoff, Erik Aschengreen, Alfio Agostini, Rene Sirvin, Clement Crisp, Orlando Taquechel, Jean Pierre Pastori, Patricia Aulesti.
Every 10 years to commemorate it's anniversary the Festival presents the "Anniversary Grand Prix Gold Medal". This award has been presented to legendary Prima Ballerina and teacher Violette Verdi on the X anniversary and to Mrs. Nina Loory, Artistic Director of the world renowned "Benois de la Danse" Moscow on the XX anniversary.