QEII Award recipients

The Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding services to the art of ballet. This Award was instituted in 1953, the year of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, by Dame Adeline Genée, then President of the Royal Academy of Dancing.

Recipients

Year Name
1954 Dame Ninette de Valois OM CH DBE FRAD
1955 Tamara Karsavina
1956 Dame Marie Rambert DBE
1957 Sir Anton Dolin
1958 Phyllis Bedells FRAD
1959 Sir Frederick Ashton OM CH CBE
1960 Sir Robert Helpmann
1961 Ursula Moreton
1962 Cyril Beaumont OBE
1963 PJS Richardson OBE (posthumously) / Dame Alicia Markova DBE
1964 Kathleen Gordon CBE FRAD
1965 Dame Peggy van Praagh DBE
1966 Serge Grigorieff / Lubov Tchernicheva
1967 Lydia Sokolova
1968 Stanislav Idszikovsky
1969 John Hart CBE
1970 John Gilpin
1971 Louise Browne OBE FRAD
1972 Ruth French FRAD
1973 Norman Morrice
1974 Brian Shaw
1975 Robin Howard CBE
1976 Pamela May FRAD
1977 Winifred Edwards
1978 Sir Kenneth MacMillan
1979 Arnold Haskell CBE
1980 Glen Tetley
1981 Michael Somes CBE
1982 Dame Merle Park DBE
1983 Rudolf Nureyev
1984 Leslie Edwards OBE
1985 Antony Tudor
1986 Rudolf and Joan Benesh
1987 Peter Darrell
1988 John Lanchberry OBE
1989 Mary Clarke
1990 Sir Peter Wright CBE
1991 Ivor Guest MA FRAD
1992 Clement Crisp
1993 Julia Farron FRAD
1994 Sir Anthony Dowell CBE
1995 Dame Beryl Grey
1996 Irina Baronova
1998 Lady Anya Sainsbury
1999 Maina Gielgud
2000 Gillian Lynne
2003 HRH Princess Margaret
2005 Sir John Tooley
2007 Alexander Grant
2009 Victor and Lilian Hochhauser
2010 Rachel Cameron
2011 Dame Monica Mason
2012 Dame Antoinette Sibley
2014 The Royal Ballet
2016 Sir Matthew Bourne OBE
2018 Carlos Acosta
2019 Karen Kain CC OOnt
2021 David McAllister AM