Nominations by category
Outstanding Achievement in Dance
Michael Hulls for his body of lighting work including Ballet Boyz – The Talent at Sadler’s Wells Winner
This would be the first Olivier Award for Hulls, a lighting designer who has worked exclusively in dance over his 20 year career, though he has previously worked on many Olivier Award-winning productions including Akram Khan’s DESH and Push.
Arthur Pita for his choreography of Ballet Black - A Dream Within A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House
Deviant delirium danced to a sexy soundtrack. Pita’s take on Shakespeare’s tale subverted a rich, formal style with a delicious sense of misrule as a Puck with a beard of flowers led the lovers in a merry dance.
Clemmie Sveaas for her performance in Witch-Hunt at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House
Clemmie Sveaas’ bewitching portrayal of Anna Göldi, the last woman to be executed as a witch in Europe, caught the eye for both the freedom and the sensuality of her performance in Cathy Marston’s final show as director of Bern Ballett.
The Mark Morris season at Sadler’s Wells
The American choreographer could win his third Olivier Award for the two programme season that brought seven UK premieres, including ensemble piece Crosswalk and duet Jenn And Spencer, to Sadler’s Wells in the autumn of 2013.