Butkus Eligijus

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Classical Ballet / Principal

After graduating from the Vilnius Ballet School, he joined the Ballet Company of the LNOBT in 1999. He graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre as a dancing actor. In 2002 the Chairman of Friends of Lithuanian Ballet Society in Australia, Jurgis Žalkauskas awarded him with the personal Prize. The following year he received the Konstantinas Stašys Prize. In 2004 he became a laureate of the “Operos Švyturiai“ Awards in the category of the “Ballet Hope of the Year.“ In 2006 he was nominated for the "Golden Cross of the Stage" Award for his interpretation of Iago in "Desdemona", and in 2009 received the aforementioned award for the role of James in "La Sylphide". In 2010 he won the "Švyturiai" Award as the Male Ballet Soloist of the Year, for his roles of Nathanael in "Coppelia" and Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet".

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