Women in Dance Awards 2021
31st March 2021

One year since the creation of AWA DANCE (Advancing Women’s Aspirations with Dance), an online ceremony was held to celebrate a woman for being an outstanding leader in the UK dance sector in 2020, someone whose actions have made an impact beyond herself. The award recipient could be a choreographer, dancer, producer, technician, administrator, artistic director, etc, someone that has made an exceptional contribution to the dance sector this 2020 for her leadership practice.

Women in Dance Awards 2021 (AWA) – Online ceremony using Remo


Vicki Igbokwe – Winner of Women in Dance Award 2021


Lucy McCrudden and Kamara Gray – Honourable Mentions at Women in Dance Awards 2021

Massive congratulations to Vicky Igbokwe, Director of Uchenna Dance for winning the AWA DANCE #WomeninDanceAward, very well deserved. A fabulous evening celebrating the accomplishment of women leaders in dance, recognising and celebrating the work they do and the courageous leaders that they are. 28 nominees, 6 shortlisted and one fabulous winner. Thank you for letting us share this special occasion with you all!

​Avatâra Ayuso (our founder and director)   host,
Graham Watts (Chair of National Dance Awards) award presenter
Welcome message by Amanda Skoog (Chair of One Dance UK, Senior Producer Royal Ballet)