Get our free email newsletter with just one click

Matthew Bourne honoured for services to ballet

Matthew Bourne. Photo: Elliott Franks
by -

Choreographer Matthew Bourne has been honoured for his services to ballet by the Royal Academy of Dance.

Bourne was presented the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation award by the Queen at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 24.

The award was set up in 1953 to commemorate the coronation of the Queen and was first awarded in 1954, to Ninette De Valois.

Bourne was also presented with a print of a pair of red ballet shoes, ahead of his new work, The Red Shoes.

We need your help…

When you subscribe to The Stage, you’re investing in our journalism. And our journalism is invested in supporting theatre and the performing arts.

The Stage is a family business, operated by the same family since we were founded in 1880. We do not receive government funding. We are not owned by a large corporation. Our editorial is not dictated by ticket sales.

We are fully independent, but this means we rely on revenue from readers to survive.

Help us continue to report on great work across the UK, champion new talent and keep up our investigative journalism that holds the powerful to account. Your subscription helps ensure our journalism can continue.