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60 seconds with... Tobias Batley

Tobias Batley - 60 Seconds - photo Justin Slee

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

I'm a first soloist in the Company. I started ballet to get away from boarding school which I hated!

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

I go to the cinema a lot. And usually go to the gym on days off, although if I'm honest I spend more time relaxing in the spa than in the actual gym! 

I'm a frustrated…  

Chef – I make an amazing roast dinner!

Who would play you in a film of your life?  

James Purefoy

What's the best advice you've ever been given?

My mum and dad have always said ‘give 100% and that's all you can do, just try your best and the result is out of your hands’.

What song will always get you dancing?  

Michael Jackson. Most of them!

What scares you?  

Small spaces.

What would be your Mastermind specialist subject?  

Star Trek.

If you were to go on a reality TV show which would it be and why?  

Come Dine With Me? Actually more like Masterchef, hmm maybe not quite Masterchef, something between the two!

What do you want to do before you die?  

Travel around the world. I want to see the pyramids in Egypt and the Mayan temples in South America, oh and the Grand Canyon. Basically I want to see everything!

It's your dream dinner party - which six people (dead or alive) would you invite? 

Charley Chaplin, Gregory House (the TV character), Caesar, Leonardo Da Vinci, Shakespeare and Russell Brand. 

A phrase I use far too much is…

Dunno ( I don't know)

Describe yourself in three words.  

Stoic, generous, hard-worker.

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