Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Awards & Notable Mentions

2022: Requiem for a Rose as part of the program Trilogía, perfomed by Ballet Municipal de Santiago has been cited       

          as Best dance perfomance of 2022 by Toda Cultura.       

2022: BOTERO created for Ballet Metropolitano de Medellín is one of 22 most notable pieces of the year according

          to the newspaper El Colombiano.

2021: Requiem for a Rose, perfomed by Ballet Municipal de Santiago is named best dance piece of 2021 by the  

          Circulo de Arte de Chile.     

2020: Frida, created for the Dutch National Ballet is named Best premiere by Dance Europe.

2020: A Streetcar Named Desire, performed this year by Nashville Ballet is named Best literature adaption.

2019: Receives the Jacob’s Pillow Choreography Award.

2018: Last resistance, created for the Dutch National Ballet was named “Best premiere of the year” by Dance

         Europe Magazine. 


2017: Ecdysis, created for ballet of Flanders and sharing the bill with Martha Graham and  Pina Bausch was

     named best premiere of 2017 by Dance Europe.

2017: A Streetcar Named Desire was included in the list “Best of Dance 2017” by Dance Magazine US.  


2017: Annabelle has been included in the “Memorable performances of 2017 in the UK” by DanceTabs

     journalist Lynette Halewood.

2016: Oscurio, created for Ballet Nacional de Cuba gets an honorary mention in the Libro de Honor del Teatro

     Alicia Alonso, Cuba.

2016: Broken Wings, created for ENB in April 2016 is on several Best of 2016 list:

          • Dance Magazine Europe, December issue

          • The Arts Desk UK

          • DanceTabs. com

          • Pointe Magazine

          • The Guardian

2016: Broken Wings, created for ENB has been nominated in the category Best new classical choreography by

         the National Dance Award. As well as Tamara Rojo was nominated for her role of Frida Kahlo,  and Irek

         Mukhamedov for his role of Diego Rivera.


2015: Sombrerisimo, created for Ballet Hispanico received the Villanueva Award for best international

          production in Cuba after its appearance during the 24th International Dance Festival of La Habana. 


2015: A Streetcar Named Desire was revived by the Scottish Ballet and has been included in:

    • The best of the year 2015” by Laura Molzahn of the Chicago Tribune

    • ‘The Six game-changing productions of 2015’ by Steve Sucato of the Pittsburg City Paper 

     •‘ The Dance in 2015’ by Mark Monahan of the Guardian UK

2015: Mammatus, created for the Joffrey Ballet is included in the “Best dance of 2015” by Hedy Weiss of the

         Chicago Sun-times.


2014: Sombrerisimo, created for Ballet Hispanico, and one of the three commissions for Fall For Dance

          NYC 10th anniversary, is included in the ‘Best of 2013’ of US Dance Magazine.


2013: Awarded ‘Best Classical Choreography’ for her full-length ballet A Streetcar Named Desire, created for

      the Scottish Ballet, by the Circle of Critics of the National Dance Award UK.

2013: Awarded the South Bank Sky Arts Awards for “Best new production” for A Streetcar Named Desire.   

2013: Nominated for an Olivier Award in the category best new dance production for A Streetcar Named



2012: Dance Magazine US names her work Cylindrical Shadows, created for Pacific Northwest Ballet, as one 

      of the highlights of 2012.

2011: Zip Zap Zoom was included in the 10 best Dance highlights of the year in the Montreal Gazette.   

2010: Zip Zap Zoom was included in the 10 best dance moments of the year by the Pittsburg Gazette.


2009: Both her pieces Zip Zap Zoom (BJM-Danse Montreal) and Nube Blanco (Luna Negra Dance Theater)

      are included in the list of 10 best dance highlights of the year in San Diego and  Chicago.


2003: First prize and public’s prize at the International Choreographer’s Competition of Bornem (Belgium)

        with the piece Replay.


2002: 3rd prize with the piece "Clair/Obscur" at the Hannover’s Choreographers competition.