English National Ballet performers

English National Ballet

The English National Ballet brings world-class classical ballet to the widest possible audience – delighting them with the traditional and inspiring them with the new.

© English National Ballet. Photograph by Laurent Liotardo.

The performance

Le Corsaire Excerpt

The performers

Katja Khaniukova


Katja was born in Kiev, Ukraine. She graduated from Kiev State Ballet School and joined National Opera House of Ukraine at the age of 17 as a soloist.

A year later she was promoted to Principal. In 2014, Katja joined English National Ballet, where she currently dances as a Soloist. 

Prizes and awards:

Gold Medal, Seoul International Competition 

Gold Medal, Istanbul International Competition 

Gold Medal, Serge Lyfar International Ballet Competition 

Silver Medal, Yuri Grigorovitch Interactivity Ballet Competition 

Nomination for National Dance Award 2016 as Emerging Artist 

Daniel McCormick

Artist of the company

Daniel McCormick trained at the Ballet San Jose School, San Francisco Ballet School and the Houston Ballet School. He joined English National Ballet in 2017 after performing for the Houston Ballet during the 2016/2017 season.

His career highlights include performing Flames of Paris pas de deux at the War Memorial Opera House with the San Francisco Orchestra and Jiří Kylián’s Stepping Stones with Houston Ballet. Daniel also won the 2018 Emerging Dancer Award.