Best Dancer / Choreographer

Stephen Mills

Playful. Sensual. Electric. Immediate. These are just some of the qualities that Stephen Mills instills in his dances, and they explain why audiences here get jazzed about ballet. The Ballet Austin artistic director has a way with movement that makes the classical contemporary, that gives even the most familiar ballets – say, last season’s Giselle – or that holiday staple The Nutcracker – the pulse of life. His energetic, inventive, and frequently witty choreography has made instant classics of his original ballets, from the modern Touch to the hilarious A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the dynamic Hamlet, which returns next season.

Stephen Mills
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