On 11 January the Technical team set off to China and today (12 January) the dancers and rest of the Northern Ballet crew departed.
@RSWGillespie @northernballet off on tour...China 2014 here we go :) pic.twitter.com/7dNuy8nBHx
I am a professional ballet dancer. My job is to use the technique of ballet to convey a story, emotion or concept and connect with an audience. I got into this profession thanks to my parents who have supported my dream of becoming a ballet dancer since I was child.
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.