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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. International applications are welcome subject to obtaining appropriate visa.
Teaches Mini Movers, Creative Movement, Intro to Ballet and Over 55s Annemarie trained in classical ballet from a very young age and from the age of 13-18 she attended Intake High School where she trained in ballet and contemporary dance.  Annemarie graduated from Bretton Hall College with a BA Hons in Dance in 1994.
Gerard Power has over ten years experience as a piano accompanist for ballet. For some of that period, he has worked with Northern Ballet in various capacities including as a touring company pianist. He has also worked with groups such as Mark Morris Dance Group and Nederlands Dans Theater.  In addition, he has worked with the Royal Ballet School, Central Ballet, Royal Academy of Dance, York Scholars, Yorkshire Assembly, and SLP College.
One of our CAT (Centre for Advanced Training) students, Molly Hick, went to New York's Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance for their 2013 Summer School. Here is her story... This summer I was very lucky to attend the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York.
Northern Ballet is launching an exciting new finishing year course for ballet graduates, designed by David Nixon OBE, Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director and Director of Northern Ballet Academy and Yoko Ichino, Associate Director of Northern Ballet Academy, to help bridge the gap between leaving full-time training and starting life as a professional dancer.
Northern Ballet Academy student, Charlotte Tonkinson, enjoyed a particularly sweet sixteenth birthday this week when she secured a coveted place at the Royal Ballet Upper School in London.
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. Students train in the same inspirational surroundings as the Company dancers, in Northern Ballet’s state-of-the-art building, and are eligible for possible performance opportunities with the Company.
Our Academy's mini-movers left a message for everyone before they broke up for Christmas...
The Academy of Northern Ballet is striving to ensure that talented students can access training, regardless of family or financial background. If you have a query or concern regarding fees please contact the Academy team to discuss. The full cost of the course is £3,577 per year (based on costs for September 2013) and means tested financial support is available to successful applicants. Please note that from Level 4 and above there is £73 top-up fee bringing the course cost to £3,650.
We are now accepting applications for 2015/16! To apply download the Academy application form and send your completed form to Academy of Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA Download Academy Application Form

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