Phoenix Dance Theatre receives Critics’ Choice recognition

20 Oct 2022

Leading dance publication Dance Europe recently published its annual Critic’s Choice, and we are delighted that our company and individuals within the company have recently been named by Mike Dixon (Leeds/London) in the following categories:

Best Premiere
West Side Story: Symphonic Dances (premiered October 2021)

Dancers in ‘West Side Story: Symphonic Dances’ by Richard H Smith


Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer
Matthew Topliss in Family and Heart of Chaos (from 40 Years of Phoenix, premiered November 2021)

Matt Topliss and Alabama Seymour in ‘Family’ by Foteini Christofilopoulou


Director of the Year
Dane Hurst

Dane Hurst in ‘West Side Story: Symphonic Dances’ rehearsals by Camilla Greenwell

Sending huge congratulations to everyone involved. We recognise all the hard work each individual in the company brought both on and off stage which has led to us receiving this recognition.