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Special Guest Performers

We'll have many special guests performing in the 10th Anniversary Gala, here are just a few...

Matthew Topliss

Matthew was born in Boston, Lincolnshire but has lived in Yorkshire for the past 11 years. He graduated from the Academy of Northern Ballet in 2009 and continued his training at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He joined Northern Ballet in 2012.

Andrew Tomlinson

Andrew is from Ilkley, West Yorkshire. He joined the Academy of Northern Ballet’s CAT programme in 2006 and graduated 2012. He continued his training at Canada’s National Ballet School & will join their Apprentice Programme for the 2014/15 year.

Charlotte Tonkinson

Charlotte is from Doncaster and joined the Academy of Northern Ballet in 2008, graduating in 2013. During her time with the Academy Charlotte performed with Northern Ballet in a Company role as a flower in The Nutcracker. She is now in her first year of training at the Royal Ballet Upper School.

Richard Johnston

Richard is from Leeds and joined the Academy of Northern Ballet in 2006 as an Associate before transferring to the CAT programme in 2009. During his training he appeared with Northern Ballet in The Nutcracker several times and graduated from the Academy in 2013. Richard is now training at Laine Theatre Arts specialising in Professional Musical Theatre.

Sally Hind

Sally is from Blackpool and joined the Academy of Northern Ballet in 2007, in 2011 she performed for HRH Prince Edward during celebration of the opening of Northern Ballet’s new building. Sally graduated in 2013 and is now in her first year of training at Northern Ballet School, Manchester.

Rebecca Middleton

Rebecca is from Scunthorpe and joined the Academy of Northern Ballet in 2007 and performed with Northern Ballet in Giselle during her training. After graduating in 2012 Rebecca continued her training at Northern Ballet School, Manchester, where she is currently in her second year.

Courtney George

Courtney is from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. She joined the Academy of Northern Ballet aged 9 and graduated in 2012 before earning a full scholarship at Laine Theatre Arts to train in dance and musical theatre. She is currently in her second year of training at Laine.