One Dance UK’s shortlist for its first Awards

One Dance UK has announced the shortlist for the first One Dance UK Awards, shining a spotlight on the sector as a whole. Nodding to the outstanding contribution of people working in dance, the annual event is an opportunity for people in the industry to unite, celebrate, acknowledge and recognise the people who have made an impact on the vibrant UK dance landscape.

A panel of expert judges drawn from the dance sector reviewed over 800 nominations to arrive at a shortlist of nominees for each category. The final winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Leeds on 24 November.

The category shortlists are:

Dance Personality of the Year Award

Rosie Kay
Elliot Smith
Susan Calman

Best Use of Dance by a Brand Award

Levis – The Circle
Reed – I Love Mondays
Apple – Sway

Dance of the African Diaspora Lifetime Achievement Award
Supported by Derrick Anderson

Greta Mendez
Namron OBE
Maxine Brown

People’s Choice Award

Donald Hutera
Dance Action Zone Leeds
Motionhouse – Charge

Dance Healthcare Team Award
Sponsored by Fusion Sport Europe Ltd

London Contemporary Dance School
Elmhurst Ballet School
Royal Ballet School

Rising Star Award for Dance Teaching

Kirsty Tremayne – London
Shaun Dillon – Suffolk
Georgia Poole – Magpie Dance Facilitator

Dance Writing Award

Judith Mackrell
Adesola Akinleye
Graham Watts

Dance on Screen Impact Award

The Sunday Night Drinkers Club
Candoco Dance Company
Ben Williams

Inspirational Work in Education (organisations)

Candoco Dance Company
Trinity Laban

Dance Healthcare Practitioner Award
Supported by The Laws family

Karolin Krell – Osteopath and Physiotherapist
Kim Hutt – London Contemporary Dance School
Terry Hyde – Psychotherapist/Counsellor