On 11 January the Technical team set off to China and today (12 January) the dancers and rest of the Northern Ballet crew departed.
@RSWGillespie @northernballet off on tour...China 2014 here we go :) pic.twitter.com/7dNuy8nBHx
Ballet master Daniel de Andrade, Academy Manager Hannah Kirkpatrick, soloist Ashley Dixon and dancers Jessica Morgan, Rym Kechacha and Graham Kotowich tell of their romantic natures and celebrity Valentine's.
Apologies for the variable audio quality in this video.
Jessica is from Newcastle, Australia and joined Northern Ballet in 2007. She trained at the Marie Walton Mahon Dance Academy and Elmhurst School for Dance.
Learn more about Jessica
Where were you born and raised?
At what age did you start dancing?
At age 3.
Where did you train?
Marie Walton Mahon Dance Academy, Elmhurst School for Dance.