Oaks, Agnes

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Agnes Oaks Biography

Notable: English National Ballet

Agnes Oaks was born in Estonia. She studied at the Estonian State Ballet School and the Bolshoi Ballet School. Agnes has won many competitions and has created a partnership of world reknown with her partner Thomas Edur. In 1990 she joined English National Ballet as principal, dancing all the company’s leading roles. She joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 1996. Since 1997, Agnes has been constantly in demand as a Guest Artist around the world. Her favourite roles are Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and the title roles in Giselle and Sphinx.

Awards:

  • Best Couple Prize, International Ballet Competition (1990)
  • Third Class Order of the White Star (Estonia)
  • One of Dance International Magazine’s Dancers of the Year (2000 and 2001)
  • Unique Partnership Award – Critics’ Circle (2002) with Thomas Edur
  • Patron of British Ballet Organisation (2004)
  • Nominated for Benois de la Dance (2004)