This year's New Adventures Choreographer Award, set up by director and choreographer Matthew Bourne, is being shared by three winners - John Ross, Sally Marie and our own Caroline Finn. They were selected from almost 100 applicants and six finalists. Bourne said they "unanimously impressed" the judges and he is "proud to have been able to support them in the next steps" in their careers. The three winners will share a prize fund of more than £40,000.
Bourne said the standard of this year's entries was so high that he created three distinct awards.
Daniella Bowen plays 'Sarah' in the UK Tour of the Madness musical Our House.
Tamara Ledermann joins Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal.
Harrison Davies takes over as 'Chistery'/cover'Boq' in the Wicked UK and Ireland Tour.
Mary Doherty plays Queen Margaret in the acclaimed production of Henry VI Parts 1 2 & 3 at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre which then moves on to Oxford, Cambridge & Bath.
Jennifer France is performing in Opera North's production of Peter Grimes.
Philip Tunstall joins Lloyd Petchey who have both won contracts with the Serbian National Ballet.