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Georgina May
Georgina joined the Company as a dancer in 2002 and retired in June 2012. During her time with the Company she created roles such as Aurora in A Sleeping Beauty Tale and Ophelia in Hamlet. Since leaving Northern Ballet Georgina has completed the Royal Ballet School professional dancers teachers course, graduating with distinction and also the Alan Herdman Pilates Teacher Training course.  Alan Herdman was responsible for bringing Pilates to the UK and is one of the most respected Pilates instructors in the World.
Natalie Russell
Natalie was born in Beckley, West Virginia, USA and trained at Virginia Beach Ballet Academy and then later at BalletMet Columbus under the guide of Yoko Ichino.
Maria Beseghi
Maria Beseghi, formerly of Zurich Ballet, is joining as a First Year Corps. Where were you born and raised? In Parma, Italy. Where did you do your training? First in my hometown and then three years in the Heinz Bosl Stiftung in Munich. When did you join Northern Ballet? July 2013
Katherine Minor
Katherine left Northern Ballet in May 2014. Learn more about Katherine Where were you born and raised? I was born in France but moved to the US before my first birthday and grew up in Portland, Oregon. Where did you do your dance training? I started ballet at the age of 5, and spent nearly all of my training years at The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre, with one year of training at the Paris Opera Ballet School. When did you join Northern Ballet? Spring 2013, this is my first season with Northern Ballet.
Shanti left the Company in May 2013. Shanti is from Paris, France. She trained at the National Ballet School of Opera de Paris and the Royal Ballet School of Flanders. She recently performed at the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp. Shanti joined Northern Ballet in 2012. Learn more about Shanti Where were you born and raised? Paris When did you join Northern Ballet? July 2012
Mark left the Company in May 2013. Mark is from Canada and joined Northern Ballet in 2012. He trained at Canada’s National Ballet School and has danced with National Ballet of Canada, Alberta Ballet and West Australian Ballet. Learn more about Mark Where were you born and raised? I was born in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada and lived there till I was 14.
Jessica was born in San Francisco, California. She began her training at San Francisco Ballet School where she also performed with the Company before joining English National Ballet School. She joined Northern Ballet in 2012. Learn more about Jessica Due to unforeseen circumstances Jessica was unable to rejoin us after the 2012/13 season and since joined Sarasota Ballet, Florida.
Keiko was born in Japan. She trained with Kazuko Suzuki in Japan and from 1995 to 1997 went to John Neumeier Hamburg Ballet School in Germany. After graduation she joined Norwegian National Ballet where danced various soloist and lead roles.
Christopher Giles
Current work includes: Cleopatra, Northern Ballet, Choreographer David Nixon; Bells are Ringing, Director Paul Foster, Union Theatre; Leonce und Lena (associate), Grands Ballets Canadiens, Montreal, Choreographer Christian Spuck.
Charlotte Talbot was born in Sheffield and is a former Northern Ballet Principal artist who originally joined the company in 1992 under the direction of Christopher Gable.

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