Dane Hurst is a South African Dancer/Choreographer based in London since 2003. He has been nominated for awards by the Critics Circle National Dance Awards in 2006 and 2013 and received the 2007 Spotlight Male Dancer of the Year Award. Dane was voted 3rd by an international jury of dance writer's and critic's for Dance Europe Magazine's Top 100 Dancers of the year 2012, and later received the Best Male Dancer of the Year Award in January 2014 as voted by the Critics Circle National Dance Awards, London, U.K. Dane is currently with the Rambert Dance Company.
As a choreographer he won the MAMA's Award with Kira Zhigalina for the Kinetika Art Fair 2012, has received commissions from Rambert, The Place Prize, The Barbican, RichMix, InTransit Festival, Stuttgart International Solo Dance Theatre Competition, Wilton's Music Hall. His choreographic works have been performed at the Peacock Theatre - Sadler's Wells, Lilian Baylis, Robin Howard Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Linbury Theatre - Royal Opera House, Wilton's Music Hall, The Commonwealth Institute and the Wilderness Festival. In 2014 Dane graduated with a Master's Degree in Choreography from the University of Kent and Central School of Ballet.
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