The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano nominated for Personality of the Year

November 26, 2012

Ballet

The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano nominated for Personality of the Year

two ballet dancers

Venus Villa and Fernando Montano in Carnival de Venice  Photograph : Fotini Christofilopoulou

The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano has been nominated for a prestigious Latin-UK  (LUKAS) award – Personality of the Year.

LUKAS is the world´s first ever awards ceremony to recognise the contribution of Britain´s one million Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese residents. It is a fantastic, colourful, and entertaining celebration of Britain´s rapid growing passion for all things Latino.

The LUKAS was a huge success in its first year, instigating a viral phenomenon that saw the web awash with campaigning for candidates. Three months of voting culminated in the gala ceremony – the most prestigious event of the year for Latin culture lovers, with fabulous shows from the dance and music winners. The LUKAS Live event is the only place where Latin, Spanish and Portuguese cultures celebrate their diversity and unity under one roof – from Tango to Flamenco via Samba and Kizomba.

The AirEuropa LUKAS 2012 voting is now live. You are invited to vote for your favourite candidates in the Entertainment, Community or Business categories. The gala ceremony is planned to take place in late February in what is proving to be “the most sought after annual Latino event”, according to ballet star Carlos Acosta.

There are two rounds of voting:

The primary round is open to all those eligible and will run for two months until January 15th at noon.

The top five most voted nominees in each award will then enter a second round of voting that lasts for one month. Whoever has the most votes at noon on February 15th will win the award.

The winners of this round and the runners up will be invited to receive awards and certificates at the gala event.

You can vote as many times as you like for a candidate, with a 24 hour break in between.

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4 Responses to “The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano nominated for Personality of the Year”

  1. Ballet News Says:

    Ellie Baily said : Watched Fernando in Swan Lake last Saturday, he really stood out. Handsome too if I may add!

  2. Ballet News Says:

    Clair Tucker said : As a non dancer can I just say how much I love it when the dancers show how much their bodies are feeling the pure joy of dance.

  3. Ballet News Says:

    Fernando Montano said : Thanks for all your love & support!

  4. Ballet News Says:

    Anutra Wannakrairot said : Beautiful!!