This inspiring annual event celebrates the talent of tomorrow's stars.
Selected by their peers, six of our most promising dancers perform in front of an eminent panel of expert judges, before one receives the 2016 Emerging Dancer Award.
The recipient of the People's Choice Award, selected by members of the public will also be revealed. .
The finalists are:
Having trained at English National Ballet School, Isabelle joined English National Ballet in 2014. Since joining the Company she has performed in Swan Lake, Nutcracker, and as an Odalisque in Le Corsaire. In 2015 Isabelle was a finalist in Emerging Dancer. She has won the Silver Medal at the 2013 Genée International Ballet Competition, and came second place in Young British Dancer of the Year 2013.
Jeanette joined English National Ballet in 2013, having graduated from San Francisco Ballet School. She has performed in Swan Lake, Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo & Juliet, and Liam Scarlett’s No Man’s Land, part of the Company’s award-winning Lest We Forget programme. In 2015 she was an Emerging Dancer finalist.
The youngest dancer in the Company, Rina trained at the Princess Grace Academy, Monaco and joined English National Ballet after winning the Prix de Lausanne 2015. During her short time with the Company, she has performed as an Odalisque in Le Corsaire and as a Lead Snowflake in Nutcracker.
Having joined English National Ballet in 2014, Cesar was promoted to Junior Soloist at the end of the 14/15 season. He has gone on to perform as Mercutio in Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo & Juliet, the Nephew in Nutcracker, and as Ali and Birbanto in Le Corsaire.
Daniele joined the Company in 2013 upon graduating from the Royal Ballet Upper School. He has performed in the role of Paris in Romeo & Juliet, Second Breath by Russell Maliphant, and Dust by Akram Khan, both part of the award-winning Lest We Forget programme.
Erik trained at the Royal Ballet Upper School and joined English National Ballet last year and has so far performed in Romeo & Juliet, and in the Russian dance in Nutcracker. In 2014 he won Young British Dancer of the Year.
Previous winners of the Emerging Dancer Award include (2012), who is now Principal of English National Ballet, (2011), and (2014), who have since been promoted to First Soloist, and (2015), recently seen performing in the lead roles of Ali and Lankendem in Le Corsaire at the London Coliseum in January this year.
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