Dancer Tommy Franzén, finalist of BBC So You Think You Can Dance 2010 and hip hop dance group ZooNation, have been nominated for National Dance Awards.

Tommy Franzén has been nominate for his role in Blaze: The Streetdance Sensation and perfomance alongside Royal Ballet principle dancer Tamara Rojo in Goldberg.

He commented on his Facebook page: “I’m so chuffed and to be honest I don’t feel worthy of such an award. If I win or not it doesn’t matter to me as I’m already so happy that I’m just nominated.”

ZooNation is the dance company behind Into The Hoods, which returned to the Southbank Centre in August for another successful run. Earlier in July it was announced that Zoonation was to join Sadler’s well as a resident company.

Recently both Tommy Franzén and ZooNation have been collaborating researching for Zoonation’s next theatre production, Some Like It Hip Hop.

National Dance Award nominees

Outstanding Male Performance (Modern)
Tommy Franzén (freelance – Goldberg and Blaze)
Daniel Proietto (Russell Maliphant Company)
Nuno Silva (freelance – Arthur Pita’s God’s Garden)

Outstanding Company
Rambert Dance Company
Scottish Ballet
Zoo Nation

The complete nomination list for other categories in the National Dance Awards is available on the London Dance website.

The award ceremony takes place on the 24 January 2011.