Rosie Kay has been shortlisted for One Dance’s 2018 ‘Dance Personality of the Year’, an award recognising the individual who has done the most to raise the profile of dance amongst the general public over the last 12 months.

The award is decided by public vote so contribute your voice here:

Vote for bold, new dance here

A vote for Rosie is a vote for exciting new dance that thrills and moves a diverse public with relevant, important, political and meaningful creative practice.

Voting closes on 14 October.

Here are Rosie’s activities over the last year that have fought for greater recognition of and participation in dance as a powerful creative artform:

Choreographing the Commonwealth Games handover show, working with hundreds of Birmingham’s youth as it was live televised around the world via the BBC. The broadcast reached a global audience of over 1 billion people.A spectacular show with its young people as the stars’ and ‘a huge show stopper, Birmingham Live.

Associate Director and Choreographer for Birmingham REP’s staging of Woyzeck, staging a community chorus of 100 performers and dancers to tell a story about striving for a better life when the odds seem stacked against you.

Epic outdoor dance adventure Modern Warrior headlined the Chinese New Year celebrations in Birmingham’s China Town in February 2018, before touring to family arts festivals across the country: Brighton Festival, Birmingham International Dance Festival, Bournemouth’s Discover, Play, Dream: Dance! Just So Festival, and Lift Off! The opening weekend of Wiltshire Creative. Modern Warrior presented the opportunity for members of the public of any age to dance alongside a team of RKDC professional dancers in a series of outdoor performances.

A second tour of MK ULTRA, a show initially devised from research into young people’s beliefs and distrust of the mainstream media, visiting nine locations across the UK.

Rosie is also an active ambassador for PIPA (Parents in performing Arts) and What Next? ‘Rights Risks and Reputations’.


Vote for Rosie!