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Abigail Prudames
Abigail is from Harrogate in North Yorkshire and joined Northern Ballet in 2011. She trained at the Royal Ballet School (lower) and Elmhurst School for Dance (upper school). Learn more about Abigail Where were you born and raised? Born in Harrogate. Raised in Knaresborough
Teresa Saavedra-Bordes
Teresa is from Gran Canaria in Spain where she trained at the Centro Coreográfico de Danza Trini Borrull, before heading to the Royal Ballet Upper School. She previously worked with Birmingham Royal Ballet on Cinderella. Learn more about Teresa Where were you born and raised? Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Martha Leebolt shared with us her thought on winning her recent award at last month’s Critics' Circle National Dance Awards.
Matthew Broadbent
Matthew was born in Zevenaar in the Netherlands. He trained at the Royal Ballet School (Lower and Upper). Matthew joined Northern Ballet in 2010. Learn more about Matthew What are your favourite roles? Popular Song from Ashton’s Façade; Nureyev’s Prince from The Nutcracker.
Nicola Gervasi
Nicola is from Todi in Italy where he trained before joining English National Ballet School. He joined Northern Ballet in 2010. Learn more about Nicola Previous companies Peter Schaufuss Balletten. Career highlights Dancing The Nutcracker with English National Ballet, dancing with ENB at the Royal Variety Show; contracts with PSB and Northern Ballet.
Jessica Morgan
Jessica is from Newcastle, Australia and joined Northern Ballet in 2007. She trained at the Marie Walton Mahon Dance Academy and Elmhurst School for Dance. Learn more about Jessica Where were you born and raised? Newcastle, Australia. At what age did you start dancing? At age 3. Where did you train? Marie Walton Mahon Dance Academy, Elmhurst School for Dance.
Ayami Miyata
Ayami was born in Shiga, Japan and started ballet at the age of six at Jun Ballet Gakuen in Japan. In 2006, she participated in the 5th Japan Grand Prix and won a scholarship from Académie de Danse Classique Princesse Grace in Monaco for three years. After graduating in 2009 Ayami joined Northern Ballet before moving on to perform with Ballet Ireland in 2011 and Singapore Dance Theatre from 2012. She rejoined Northern Ballet in 2014. Where were you born and raised? Shiga, Japan. At what age did you start dancing?
Rachael Gillespie
Rachael is from Swindon and joined Northern Ballet in 2007. She trained with the Judith Hockaday School and later Central School of Ballet. Her previous companies include Scottish Ballet and Ballet Central. Learn more about Rachael Favourite roles Isabella, one of Beauty's sisters from Beauty & the Beast.
Jeremy Curnier
Jeremy is from Surrey and joined Northern Ballet in 2009. He trained at the Patricia Ellis School of Dance and the Royal Ballet School (Lower and Upper Schools). Learn more about Jeremy Career highlights Dancing Puck from Ashton’s The Dream on the Royal Opera House stage. Favourite roles Basilio, Don Quixote. Where were you born and raised? Guildford, Surrey.
Giuliano Contadini
Giuliano is from Rimini in Italy. He joined Northern Ballet in 2007. He previously danced for Ballet Ireland and English National Ballet. Learn more about Giuliano Previous companies Ballet Ireland and English National Ballet. Favourite roles Dancing in David Nixon’s Dangerous Liaisons and Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet.

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