By Emma Byrne
Lead ballerina and artistic director, English National Ballet
Rojo has turned her company into a formidable force, championing women choreographers and talented youngsters alongside heavyweight stars. She’s overseen ENB’s move into its new home in Canning Town, cementing east London as the capital’s up-and-coming dance centre.
Choreographer | NEW
Marston has had one hell of a year already, creating ballets for the world’s great companies and winning a Critics’ Circle award. And there’s another major coup — her first main-stage work for the Royal Ballet, based on the life of Jacqueline Du Pré.
Atistic director, Ballet Black
Pancho is changing the face of British dance. Last year she worked alongside Freed to create pointe shoes and tights for black and mixed-race ballet dancers – a UK first.
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