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Participants of our Academy's Over 55s open class explain what the class involves, the fun & friendships and more.  
Northern Ballet gains some new faces after student successes on Academy’s Graduate Professional Programme
The Academy of Northern Ballet faculty consists of highly trained former dancers with the expertise and enthusiasm to help you on your way to becoming a professional dancer.
Fees The Graduate Professional Programme costs £3,000 for the 2014/15 year. Funding A flexible payment plan and limited bursaries are available. For more information or for a Bursary Application Form, contact Faye Cardwell, Academy Programmes Manager, call 0113 220 8000.
Alice Bayston. Photo Martin Bell.
The next intake on the course will be in late August 2014 for the full-time course running through to late June 2015. Entry Requirements To apply to the Graduate Professional Programme dancers must be at least 18 years old by September 2014 and have completed vocational training. Applicants must also have completed their AS Levels (or equivalent) before the course start date and must hold an EEA or UK passport.
Big Ballet may have seen their last curtain call but the stage door is always open with Northern Ballet  
Adult ballet student Mel Wong answers questions about taking classes at Northern Ballet. 
The Academy of Northern Ballet will be hosting an open day on 16 February at its home in Quarry Hill for local youngsters interested in pursuing their passion for ballet with professional training. The open day is the chance for 9 – 13 year olds from Leeds and Yorkshire to meet Academy staff and find out more about the training programmes on offer.  
Ellena Nou, Filippo Di Vilio, Rachael Peters. Photo Martin Bell.
Students on the Graduate Professional Programme train full-time at Northern Ballet’s award winning home in Leeds city centre, rubbing shoulders with the Company’s professional dancers. A timetable* for a typical day is as follows
Academy graduates have gone on to study at many of the top vocational dance schools around the world.


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