Ashley Dixon

First Soloist

Ashley Dixon

Ashley is from Hull and trained at Central School of Ballet. He joined Northern Ballet in 2004.

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Favourite roles

Peter, Peter Pan; Gaston, La Traviata; Mercutio, Romeo & Juliet; Puck and Demetrius, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Nutcracker Prince, The Nutcracker; Edgar and Young Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights; Harker, Dracula; Hamlet, Hamlet; Mark Anthony, Cleopatra.

Career Highlights

Creating the role of Beast in Beauty & the Beast.

Where were you born and raised?

Hull, East Yorkshire.

Where did you do your dance training?

Central School of Ballet.

When did you join Northern Ballet?


What made you want to be a dancer?

I enjoyed dancing from a young age due to having far too much energy! As I got older it started to take up more of my time and I decided to pursue it as a career.

What would be your dream role to dance be and why?

I can’t say I have a dream role I just enjoy dancing roles that have an interesting journey as a character and something to get your teeth into.

If you could adapt one work into a ballet what would it be?

Robin Hood

Who are your artistic influence or heroes?

Being from Hull I didn’t get to see much ballet growing up but from watching DVDs I always enjoyed watching Baryshnikov.

Describe your perfect Sunday morning...

A nice lie in, breakfast and just relaxing.

What would your luxury item on a desert Island be?

Playstation 3

What are your favourite places in Yorkshire?

Betty’s Team Rooms, Harrogate, Red Chilli restaurant Leeds and of course the KC Stadium (Hull City's home ground).