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60 seconds with... Lori Gilchrist

Lori Gilchrist - photo Justin Slee

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

I started dancing when I was 4 years old and loved it straight away. I then joined Northern Ballet School when I was 16 in Manchester as I didn’t want to go to far away from my mum so it was perfect.

Auditions followed and I was lucky enough to be offered a contract with my dream job with Northern Ballet.

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

On my days off I like to be outside. I particularly love being by the sea so I like to take trips to the coast as often as I can.

Which is your favourite Northern Ballet production and why?

I really enjoy I Got Rhythm! You can really let yourself go and have a lot of fun.

I’m a frustrated…

Marine biologist

Who would play you in a film of your life?

Jennifer Aniston

What song will always get you dancing?

'Dancing Queen' – ABBA

What scares you?

Gherkins and flying

What would be your Mastermind specialist subject?


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

Dancing on Ice, It's my mum's favourite and I've always wanted to try it.

What do you want to do before you die?

Travel the world and visit all the best scuba diving hot spots.

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

David Attenborough, Johnny Depp, Audrey Hepburn, the Queen, Steve Irwin and Michael Jackson.

A phrase I use far too much is…

I'm not being funny but…

Describe yourself in three words?

Chatty, thoughtful, sensitive. 

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