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Matthew Koon
Matthew is from Manchester. He trained as an Associate of the Academy of Northern Ballet before taking up full-time vocational training with English National Ballet School. He joined Northern Ballet in 2013. Learn more about Matthew Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised in Manchester. At what age did you start dancing? I started dancing at the age of two.
Lucia Solari
Lucia was born in Montevideo, Uruguay and grew up in Italy and Germany. She trained with Mme Alla Osipenko in Italy and at the Brenda Hamlyn Ballet School in Florence where she graduated in the Enrico Cecchetti method. In 1998 she won the Premio Danza & Danza (Porselli Award) for the best young Italian dancer and later won a scholarship for the School of the Hamburg Ballet which she attended from1999 to 2001. In 2000 she was awarded a scholarship from the Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation.
Kevin Poeung
Kevin is from Montpelier in France. He joined Northern Ballet in 2012 having trained at English National Ballet School. Learn more about Kevin Where did you do your dance training? National School of Dance, Marseille and English National Ballet School. What made you want to be a dancer? My mother transferred her passion to me. She always wanted to become a ballerina but she never could. Her and my  father put me in a ballet class and since then I have never stopped.
Joseph Taylor
Joseph is from Skegness, Lincolnshire. He trained at the Janice Sutton Theatre School and Elmhurst School for Dance (Upper School). He joined Northern Ballet in 2012. Learn more about Joseph Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised in Skegness, a small town on the east coast of Lincolnshire, which really was a great place to grow up.
Isaac Lee-Baker
Issac was born in London and trained at the Royal Ballet School. He joined Northern Ballet in 2012. Learn more about Isaac Where did you do your dance training? Chance to Dance and Royal Ballet School (Junior Associates/Lower School and Upper School) What made you want to be a dancer? After watching Romeo & Juliet What would be your dream role to dance be and why? Romeo from Macmillan’s Romeo & Juliet.
Abigail Prudames
Abigail is from Harrogate in North Yorkshire and joined Northern Ballet in 2011. She trained at the Royal Ballet Lower School and Elmhurst School for Dance (Upper School). Learn more about Abigail Where were you born and raised? Born in Harrogate. Raised in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. At what age did you start dancing? I started dancing when I was six years old.
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.
Rachael Gillespie
Rachael is from Swindon and joined Northern Ballet in 2007. She trained with the Judith Hockaday School and Central School of Ballet. Her previous companies include Scottish Ballet and Ballet Central. Learn more about Rachael Where were you born and raised? Swindon, Wiltshire. At what age did you start dancing? 3 years of age.
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... Where were you born and raised? Guildford, Surrey. At what age did you start dancing? At age 4. Where did you train? Patricia Ellis School of Dance and The Royal Ballet School.

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