Queen Elizabeth II decorates Estonian ballet dancers14 June 2010
Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday awarded the CBE, commander of the Order of the British Empire) to former dancers of the English National Ballet, Age Oks and Toomas Edur from Estonia with CBE on her official birthday. Oks and Edur received the decoration for the development of cultural relations between Great Britain and Estonia and for furthering the art of dance, the British Embassy informed BNS.
Oks (Oaks) and Edur were dancers of the English National Ballet since 1990 until their return to Estonia last summer.
The embassy said that during nine years Oks and Edur showed ballet at the highest level at the English National Ballet. The British Embassy expressed the hope that cultural relations between Estonia and Great Britain would continue developing also now that they were working as artistic directors of the Estonian National Ballet.