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Soloists & Coryphée

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.
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.
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.
Antoinette Brooks-Daw
Antoinette is from Somerset and joined Northern Ballet in 2008. She trained at The Trull School of Dancing in Taunton and was a Junior Associate of the Royal Ballet School before joining the Royal Ballet School (Lower and Upper Schools). Learn more about Antoinette Where were you born and raised? I was born in Taunton. Somerset and then shortly after moved to Hong Kong for a couple of years before returning to the UK at the age of 3. At what age did you start dancing?
Victoria Sibson
Victoria joined Northern Ballet in 2003. Born in Leicestershire she trained as a Northern Ballet Associate before taking up full-time training at Central School of Ballet. She has previously performed with Ballet Central. Victoria worked with Wayne McGregor on his piece Ossein as part of the Northern Ballet 40th Anniversary Gala.
Sebastian Loe
Sebastian was born in London and trained at the Royal Ballet School. He joined Northern Ballet in 2004. Learn more about Sebastian Favourite roles Fritz & Chinese doll, The Nutcracker; ‘Girl Crazy’, I Got Rhythm; Michael, Peter Pan; Pierre, La Traviata; Renfield, Dracula;
Ashley Dixon
Ashley is from Hull and trained at Central School of Ballet. He joined Northern Ballet in 2004. Learn more about Ashley Where were you born and raised? Hull, East Yorkshire. At what age did you start dancing? At age seven. Where did you train? Central School of Ballet.
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