Carlos Acosta CBE presented with the QEII Award
Last night, Carlos Acosta was presented with the RAD's Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award at a special ceremony at Spencer House in London. The award was conferred in recognition of his standing as one of the most influential figures in dance today.
The evening saw a special citation from Dame Monica Mason, followed by the presentation by RAD President, Dame Darcey Bussell.
In his acceptance speech, Carlos thanked those who had helped him over the years: "I’m very honoured. I am very aware of all the wonderful personalities who have won this award – all of them have shaped the world of dance in some form or another. I receive this on behalf of all the people who have helped me in my career."
(Pictured above, left to right: RAD Chief Executive, Luke Rittner CBE, Carlos Acosta CBE, Dame Monica Mason, Dame Darcey Bussell, RAD Chairman, Guy Perricone).
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Photos: Piers Allardyce