Emerging Dancer

Pay-per-view Event
22 Sept, from 7.20pm BST
Approx 2h15mins
Celebrating the talent of tomorrow's stars.

Join us for Emerging Dancer 2020, live-streamed from our Production Studio at London City Island on Tuesday 22 September from 7.20pm BST.

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This exclusive pay-per-view event is available to watch for just £5 per ticket* and will remain available to view on-demand until 29 September 2020 10pm BST.

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Success in ballet requires talent and a huge amount of hard work, commitment and creative curiosity. Through this annual event, English National Ballet recognises the excellence of its artists.

Selected by their colleagues, six of our most promising dancers receive individual coaching and mentoring from their peers, before performing in front of an eminent panel of expert judges. One will receive the 2020 Emerging Dancer Award.

This year’s finalists are Ivana Bueno, Carolyne Galvao, Miguel Angel Maidana, Victor Prigent, Emily Suzuki and William Yamada. They will perform classical pas de deux, and work with choreographers Jeffrey Cirio, Stina Quagebeur and Mthuthuzeli November on new contemporary dance pieces.

This inspiring evening is a fantastic opportunity to watch our rising stars flourish, and witness how far their dedication has taken them. It will also include performances by 2019 winner Julia Conway and 2019 People’s Choice Award winner, Rhys Antoni Yeomans.

The recipient of the People’s Choice Award will be selected by members of the public via text during the evening, and the Corps de Ballet Award, acknowledging the work on and off-stage of an Artist of the Company, will also be revealed.

Now in its 11th year, Emerging Dancer provides a great opportunity for talent and skill development for the performers and mentors.

English National Ballet are unique in celebrating their dancers with a very public event… very prestigious and special

This year’s judging panel consists of: Tamara Rojo CBE, Artistic Director of English National Ballet; Sarasota Ballet Choreographer and former Royal Ballet and Rambert dancer Matthew Hart; leading multidisciplinary dance artist and director of Kerry Nicholls Dance, Kerry Nicholls; The Royal Ballet Principal dancer Natalia Osipova’ Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director of Digital and Choreographer in Residence Kenneth Tindall; and former Royal Ballet Principal, Edward Watson MBE.

*International pricing also available. Your local pricing can be viewed on the event booking page.


Main image: The 2020 Emerging Dancer finalists: Victor Prigent, Ivana Bueno, Carolyne Galvao, Emily Suzuki, Miguel Angel Maidana and William Yamada. Photography © Laurent Liotardo, post-production by Nik Pate.



Ivana Bueno


Carolyne Galvao


Miguel Angel Maidana


Victor Prigent


Emily Suzuki


William Yamada


Julia Conway

2019 Emerging Dancer Award winner

Rhys Antoni Yeomans

2019 People's Choice Award winner

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Access to the live stream will end when the event concludes but you will be able to watch on demand approximately 2 hours after the event has finished.

How can I watch after the event?

Emerging Dancer will be available to watch on demand until 29 September 2020 at 10pm (British Standard Time). Emerging Dancer will be available to watch on demand approximately 2 hours after the end of the live event. Watching after the event will look the same as watching the live event, therefore, the title image or countdown timer may display for a short period of time before the performance starts.

If you have not purchased your place in advance, you may purchase your access Emerging Dancer after the live stream has concluded within the 7-day on-demand window.

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Classical pas de deux
Music performed live by members of English National Ballet Philharmonic

Emily Suzuki & Victor Prigent

Ivana Bueno & William Yamada

Carolyne Galvao & Miguel Angel Maidana
Diana & Acteon

Contemporary creations

Emily Suzuki & Victor Prigent
Hollow by Stina Quagebeur, with music by Giovanni Solima

Ivana Bueno & William Yamada
FULL OUT by Mthuthuzeli November, with music by David Lang

Carolyne Galvao & Miguel Angel Maidana
“both of two…” by Jeffrey Cirio, with music by Danilo Walde and Tomaso Albinoni

2019 winners

Julia Conway
Esmeralda variation

Rhys Antoni Yeomans
Mañana Iguana by Arielle Smith with music by Bobby McFerrin


Corps de Ballet Award
People’s Choice Award
Emerging Dancer Award

Order and repertoire subject to change


We are very grateful for the support received from the Emerging Dancer production sponsors.

The Emerging Dancer 2020 finalists sponsored by Sue and Graeme Sloan

The People’s Choice Award sponsored by The Buffini Chao Foundation

James Streeter’s role in talent development sponsored by Christopher Saul Associates

FULL OUT by Mthuthuzeli November sponsored by Chris and Victoria Davison

Hollow by Stina Quagebeur sponsored by Karine Giannamore

The mentoring of the finalists sponsored by Carol Brigstocke, Janie Medlock and Julia Paton.

Generous support also received from Wanda Gase-Goodey and Mark Goodey, Jacquie and Paul Gulbenkian, The Porter Foundation, and those who wish to remain anonymous.