Image: English National Ballet in Jolly Folly by Arielle Smith part of ENB's Reunion © Laurent Liotardo

We are thrilled to have received 7 nominations at the 22nd National Dance Awards. The Awards celebrate both live and digital works performed in the UK between 1 January and 31 December.

We have received nominations in the following categories:

DANCING TIMES AWARD FOR BEST MALE DANCER
Jeffrey Cirio (English National Ballet)
Francesco Gabriele Frola (English National Ballet)
Brandon Lawrence (Birmingham Royal Ballet)
Vadim Muntagirov (The Royal Ballet)
Edward Watson (The Royal Ballet)

BEST FEMALE DANCER
(sponsored by Tendu)
Momoko Hirata (Birmingham Royal Ballet)
Marianela Nuñez (The Royal Ballet)
Natalia Osipova (The Royal Ballet)
Cira Robinson (Ballet Black)
Erina Takahashi (English National Ballet)

STEF STEFANOU AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COMPANY
English National Ballet
New Adventures
Northern Ballet
Rambert
The Royal Ballet

Jeffrey Cirio and Erina Takahashi in Akram Khan's Creature © Laurent Liotardo
Jeffrey Cirio and Erina Takahashi in Akram Khan's Creature © Laurent Liotardo

BEST CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPHY
(sponsored by The Ballet Association)
Gene Kelly & Christopher Hampson for Starstruck (Scottish Ballet)
Wayne McGregor for The Dante Project (The Royal Ballet)
Mthuthuzeli November for The Waiting Game (Ballet Black)
Arielle Smith for Jolly Folly (English National Ballet)
Valentino Zucchetti for Anemoi (The Royal Ballet)

EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
(sponsored by The L&M Trust)
Nafisah Baba (Freelance Dance Artist)
Lanre Malaolu (Performer, Choreographer and Writer)
Bruno Micchiardi (Soloist, Scottish Ballet)
Gina Storm-Jensen (Soloist, The Royal Ballet)
Emily Suzuki (Artist, English National Ballet)

OUTSTANDING MALE CLASSICAL PERFORMANCE
(sponsored by London Ballet Circle)
Jeffrey Cirio in the title role as Creature (English National Ballet)
Vadim Muntagirov in the title role as Apollo (The Royal Ballet)
Tyrone Singleton as Romeo in Radio and Juliet (Birmingham Royal Ballet)
Joseph Sissens in The Statement (The Royal Ballet)
Edward Watson as Dante in The Dante Project (The Royal Ballet)

English National Ballet wish a big congratulations to all of this year’s nominees!

The winners will be announced at a live ceremony on Monday 13 June 2022. Follow the National Dance Awards on Twitter for more.