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Graduate Professional Programme

Northern Ballet will welcome 12 new dancers this summer and has also announced promotions for existing members of the Company.
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 for the full-time course running through to late June 2016. 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. How to Apply To apply, please submit the following
Filippo and Yoko, photo Justin Slee
The Graduate Professional Programme is a full-time year long finishing course for professionally trained classical ballet dancers who will benefit from additional training before making the transition to a professional position.
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
Photo Martin Bell.
Our Graduate Professional Programme is an exciting one-year classical ballet finishing course designed to make the connection between full-time training and professional performance. Our unique combination of training and professional development techniques aims to give you the skills and knowledge you need to secure your first professional position.
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