The 19th Gibraltar National Dance Festival was recently organised by M.O. Productions at the John Mackintosh Hall Theatre between 3rd and 5th June 2021. The event saw 136 dancers from Gibraltar and Spain participate in various dance categories throughout the 4 sessions.


The overall winner and main prize was awarded to 16-year-old Chenille Brown from the Show Dance Company, Gibraltar, for her Show Dance Solo. Out of the 56 soloists, seven dancers were selected by the adjudicator Danielle Drayton to perform in the grand final. Bursary finalists included: Chenille Brown, Paula Infantes Gil, Sarah Torres, Juan Manuel Muñoz, Sienna Brittenden, Jesus Martinez and Nicole Victor.


Overall Winners as follows:


M.O. Productions                                                   Chenille Brown from Show Dance Company


M.O Productions                                                       Nicole Victor from JF Dance

Best Female Dancer of the Festival


M.O Productions                                                       Juan Manuel Muñoz from Innovations

Best Male Dancer of the Festival                           Dance Company


M.O. Productions Sussex Award                           Chenille Brown from Show Dance Company


M.O. Productions                                                     Jade Federico from JF Dance for her Adult

Best Choreography Award                                      Group ‘With Love, Virginia Woolf’


Lawrence Robles Award                                         Erin Yeo from Show Dance Company

For the Most Promising Dancer



Festival Organiser, Alfred Rumbo said:


‘Despite Covid and despite having to cancel the event twice due to its restrictions, we are delighted to have been able to produce the International Festival. We are grateful to Public Health for allowing our event to form part of the cultural events pilot scheme. We are delighted by the support received from everyone who has taken part. We are pleased with the high standards and quality of dance achieved and maintained throughout the festival and we look forward to our 20th edition in March 2022.’