The Erik Bruhn Prize
On March 23, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto hosted the International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize. Created by Erik Bruhn to recognize two young ballet dancers, one male and one female, the prize’s winners this year were Siphesihle November, 20, of The National Ballet of Canada, and Catherine Hurlin, 23, of American Ballet Theatre. Each dancer won a cash prize of $7,500 and a sculpture by Jack Culiner. The event also had a Choreographic Prize, which Kristian Lever from The Hamburg Ballet won for his specially commissioned work, An intimate distance.