TAMARA ROJO has been Artistic Director of English National Ballet since 2012. She combines this role with her dancing career, performing as Lead Principal with the company. She won a Gold Medal at the Paris International Dance Competition and a Special Jury Award unanimously given by a judging panel led by Natalia Makarova, Vladimir Vasiliev and Galina Samsova.
Tamara has been repeatedly recognized for her artistic excellence and won a lot of awards. She is on the Board of One Dance UK, the Anglo-Spanish Society, a Patron of the Ipswich-based DanceEast Academy, Patron of the Flamingo Chicks and Adviser to Spain’s Superior Council of Artistic Studies. Tamara became D.A. Magna Cum Laude at Rey Juan Carlos University, and was awarded a CBE for her services to ballet in the Queen’s 2016 New Year’s Honours.