Benois de la Danse nominee

Esteban Berlanga is an Spanish ballet dancer and Soloist with English National Ballet (ENB).

Esteban was born in Montilleja, Spain. He initially wanted to become a famenco dancer as he did not know what classical ballet was at the time. He started his training at Conservatorio Professional de Musica y Danza de Albacete at the age of 9 under the instruction of Chon López. At the age of 16, he moved on to the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Madrid to continue his studies, before joining the corps de ballet of Europa Danse in 2003. Berlanga joined the English National Ballet after winning the 2006Castilla-La Mancha competition, having been part of Europa Danse for two years prior to leaving in 2005. He was promoted by the company to First Artist in 2007 and to Soloist two years later. During his tenure witht the company, his repertoire has included main roles in Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried), Ben Stevenson's Three Preludes, David Dawson's A Million Kisses to my Skin, Les Sylphides (The Poet), Manon (Des Grieux), Sleeping Beauty (Prince Désiré) and Giselle (Albrecht).

Berlanga has also created roles in Goyo Montero's El Día de la Creación and most recently, David Dawson's Faun(e) .

Awards: First prize, Castilla-La Mancha dance competition (2006); Classical Male Spotlight award nominee at the Critics' Circle National Dance Awards (2008).