In a nutshell describe your job and how you got into it. I am a professional dancer with Northern Ballet. I tour and perform ballets in and around the UK. It took me many years of hard work and training until I could audition and be accepted into the Company.
On 11 January the Technical team set off to China and today (12 January) the dancers and rest of the Northern Ballet crew departed. @RSWGillespie @northernballet off on tour...China 2014 here we go :) pic.twitter.com/7dNuy8nBHx
Our dancers are training hard for Cinderella, but it isn't all barre work. Photographer Justin Slee was on hand when Greentop Circus came to our home to teach us circus skills...
Excerpts from our new ballet for children, Three Little Pigs, featuring dancers Mlindi Kulashe, Teresa Saavedra-Bordes, Mariana Rodrigues, Matthew Topliss and Olivia Holland. Three Little Pigs begins its run in Leeds in October 2013 before going on tour to venues across England & Scotland in 2014.
Get to know our new dancers a little better...
Mlindi Kulashe is from Cape Town, South Africa. He trained at Cape Junior Ballet School and in English National Ballet School. He has performed with Cape Town City Ballet Company and was awarded Bronze Medal at the 2011 Genée International Ballet Competition. Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa.