Counted as one of the most important of his generation of dance-makers working in the classical ballet idiom, London-born David Dawson is one of today’s most sought after choreographers. He has received numerous prestigious awards and nominations including the Prix Benois de la Danse Award - the 'ballet' Oscar - in 2002, the Choo San Goh Choreography Award in 2004, and Russia's highest theater prize, the Golden Mask Award in 2005 - all as Best Choreographer. His personal choreographic style transforms classical ballet in new ways, and his signature works are highly atmospheric, emotionally physical, abstract/narrative pieces that have been acclaimed by critics and audiences worldwide. Dawson has created over 20 ballets internationally. His works have entered the repertoires of many of the world's leading ballet companies, and have been performed in more than 25 countries. Between 2004 and 2012 Dawson was named Resident Choreographer for the Dutch National Ballet and the Dresden Semperoper Ballet and the Royal Ballet of Flanders. Dawson currently lives in Berlin.