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Participants of our Academy's Over 55s open class explain what the class involves, the fun & friendships and more.  
Alice Bayston. Photo Martin Bell.
The next intake on the course will be for the full-time course running through to late June 2016. Entry Requirements To apply to the Graduate Professional Programme dancers must be at least 18 years old by September 2014 and have completed vocational training. Applicants must also have completed their AS Levels (or equivalent) before the course start date. International applications are welcome subject to obtaining appropriate visa.
Christopher Hinton-Lewis
Christopher Hinton-Lewis was born in Wolverhampton and trained at the English National Ballet School. He joined the Company as a dancer in 1999 and was promoted to Premier Dancer in 2008.
Teaches Mini Movers, Creative Movement, Intro to Ballet and Over 55s Annemarie trained in classical ballet from a very young age and from the age of 13-18 she attended Intake High School where she trained in ballet and contemporary dance.  Annemarie graduated from Bretton Hall College with a BA Hons in Dance in 1994.
Gerard Power has over ten years experience as a piano accompanist for ballet. For some of that period, he has worked with Northern Ballet in various capacities including as a touring company pianist. He has also worked with groups such as Mark Morris Dance Group and Nederlands Dans Theater.  In addition, he has worked with the Royal Ballet School, Central Ballet, Royal Academy of Dance, York Scholars, Yorkshire Assembly, and SLP College.
Northern Ballet is launching an exciting new finishing year course for ballet graduates, designed by David Nixon OBE, Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director and Director of Northern Ballet Academy and Yoko Ichino, Associate Director of Northern Ballet Academy, to help bridge the gap between leaving full-time training and starting life as a professional dancer.
Northern Ballet Academy student, Charlotte Tonkinson, enjoyed a particularly sweet sixteenth birthday this week when she secured a coveted place at the Royal Ballet Upper School in London.
Photo Martin Bell.
Our Graduate Professional Programme is an exciting one-year classical ballet finishing course designed to make the connection between full-time training and professional performance. Students train in the same inspirational surroundings as the Company dancers, in Northern Ballet’s state-of-the-art building, and are eligible for possible performance opportunities with the Company.
We're happy to say that Academy classes are back to normal running times. Please watch this site, Facebook & Twitter for updates on classes through the week.
Our Academy's mini-movers left a message for everyone before they broke up for Christmas...


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