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Kiara is from Kingston, Ontario in Canada and trained at Canada’s National Ballet School and on the Academy of Northern Ballet’s Graduate Professional Programme. She joined Northern Ballet in 2014. Learn more about Kiara Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario in Canada. At what age did you start dancing? I must have been about 3 years old.
Gwénäelle was born in Vienna and grew up in France. She trained at Académie Chaptal in Paris and the National Ballet School of Marseille. Her previous companies include Ballet Carmen Roche, Tulsa Ballet, Corella Ballet and Ballet du Capitole. She joined Northern Ballet in 2014.
Miki is from Fukuoka in Japan and joined Northern Ballet in 2014. She trained at Kazuko Sugihara Ballet School Art in Japan and Académie Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo. Whilst at school she danced Walts Girl from George Balanchine's Serenade, Dov'e la luna (Jean-Christophe Maillot) and Romeo & Juliet (Jean-Christophe Maillot). In 2010 she won the Gold medal at the YAGP Japan finals. Learn more about Miki Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised in Fukuoka, Japan.
Gavin is from Motherwell and moved to Glasgow at the age of 12 to take up a vocational place at The Dance School of Scotland. Four years later he received a scholarship to study at English National Ballet School. Since then he has performed frequently, including excerpts from Soireé Musicales and Romeo & Juliet. He has also worked part-time with the Dance School at the Royal Academy of Dance.
Martha Leebolt and Giuliano Contadini in Concertante.
The final week of the season is upon us but there's no resting on our laurels as we prepare to open our Mixed Programme at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre in our Leeds city-centre home.
Northern Ballet will welcome 12 new dancers this summer and has also announced promotions for existing members of the Company.
Matthew Koon
Matthew Koon, who trained with Northern Ballet Academy and English National Ballet School, joins us as a First Year Corps. Matthew was a finalist on Got to Dance on SKY1. Where were you born and raised? Manchester Where did you do your dance training? I trained at English National Ballet School and before that Centre Pointe Dance School. When did you join northern ballet? July 2013
Mlindi Kulashe
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.
Isadora Valero Meza
Isadora Velero, formerly of Hamburg Ballet, joins us as a First Year Corps. Where were you born and raised? Caracas, Venezuela Where did you do your dance training? Academia de Ballet Clasico, Nina Novak. The School of the Hamburg Ballet. When did you join Northern Ballet? July 2013 What made you want to be a dancer? Ballet has always been my passion. Dance is an addictive and unique sensation. Describe your perfect Sunday morning... Having brunch at the beach with my family and boyfriend.


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