Nancy Osbaldeston in John Neumeier’s Bach Suite No. 2. English National Ballet Emerging Dancer Competition, March 2013. Photograph by Foteini Christofilopoulou.
Osbaldeston rose to the challenge to carry off the 2013 prize. John Neumeier’s fluid solo Bach Suite No. 2 is a perfect vehicle for her radiant turns and effortless ballon. Osbaldeston doesn’t have the classical lines of Laurretta Summerscales or Alison McWhinney, but she has a star quality that makes her shine in whatever she does.