Dancer Floor Eimers (27), second soloist of Dutch National Ballet, received the Alexandra Radius Prize 2021 on Thursday evening. Name giver Radius presented the prize, an amount of 3000 euros and a work of art, during the presentation of Mata Hari. In the jury report, Eimers is described as ‘an extremely gifted dancer with enormous physical strength, remarkable technical talent and an outspoken stage personality’. The dancer is happy: “I think it is a huge honor to be added to the list of fantastic dancers who have won the prize for me.”
Eimers has stood out in various roles in recent years, including – during the lockdown – a flashy performance in William Forsythes Pas/Parts: sharp, precise, and with the right played nonchalance. In the classical work Paquita, her strong jumping technique was impressive – a quality where she landed her first major classical role (Myrtha in Giselle) six years ago.
Since then she has developed into a versatile dancer and became the new face of the Dutch National Ballet. In its report, the jury praises the way in which it fulfills this role of ambassador for Dutch dance with interviews and various board positions. For example, she is one of the founders/board members of the Dance Talent Fund, which gives children and young people from socio-economically vulnerable environments the opportunity to follow a course at the National Ballet Academy.
On October 31 and November 3, Floor Eimers will dance the leading role in the reprise of ‘Mata Hari’.