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Sean Bates

It is not only our Chief Executive, Mark Skipper, that is blogging and taking photos of the China tour. Dancer Sean Bates has been sharing his photos too... 
Northern Ballet dancers have been learning some new skills ready for the première of David Nixon's new ballet, Cinderella. Greentop Circus came to our home in Leeds to teach us stilt-walking, poi, diabolo, flower sticks, juggling and more!
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...
Sean Bates
Sean is from Milton Keynes. He trained at the Royal Ballet School and joined Northern Ballet in 2012. Learn more about Sean Where were you born and raised? Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. At what age did you start dancing? Age 3. Where did you train? The Royal Ballet Lower and Upper Schools. Awards/nominations/prizes Young British Dancer of the Year 2009 – 2nd place.
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