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Pippa Moore - Dancer of the month

Pippa Moore

Pippa Moore as Giselle with Javier Torres as Albrecht. Photo Bill Cooper.

Pippa joined the Company in 1996.

Born Liverpool, England.

Trained Hammond School, Chester; The Royal Ballet School.

Previous Companies Scottish Ballet, Wiener Ballet Theatre and The Royal Ballet.

Favourite Roles Lucy, Dracula; Young Cathy, Wuthering Heights; Helena, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Juliet, Romeo & Juliet; Wendy, Peter Pan; Madame Butterfly; Clara, The Nutcracker; Madame De Tourvel, Dangerous Liaisons.

Personal Pippa is half Italian and enjoys summer holidays with relations in Pescara.

Pippa Moore shone as Ophelia and traced the arc of her descent into madness with a touching simplicity.

Ian Palmer, Dancing Times

Pippa Moore brings the warmth and innocence of youth to the character of Giselle with her infectious happiness and expectation of life.

Judy Adcock, Holderness Gazette

Pippa Moore. Photo Justin Slee.

Pippa Moore as Clara in The Nutcracker. Photo Brian Slater.

60 seconds with...

In a nutshell describe your job and how you got into it?

I am a Premier Dancer with the Company and perform in all the productions, touring both the U.K. and abroad. I auditioned by joining in company classes for a few days. On the Friday I was asked to 'cover' an injured dancer for 3 months and could I start on Monday. That was in 1996!

Where can you be found when you're not at Northern Ballet?

Visiting family and friends, on a walk in the countryside or at local markets and health food shops.

Which is your favourite Northern Ballet production and why?

I have lots of favourites but A Midsummer Night's Dream stands out because of the audience reaction. So many ballets are tragic, but this comedy was a brilliant choice and remembering the audience laughing still brings a smile to my face.

Read all of Pippa's 60 second interview...