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Born in Harrogate, Jessica started Dance training age four at a local Dance school and with Central School of Ballet. She then graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance in 2010 with a First Class Honours degree in Ballet Education. Here, she gained in depth knowledge of classical ballet teaching and practice. Jessica has been teaching in a variety of contexts for the last two years and is a qualified RAD Ballet and IDTA Jazz teacher. Jessica has been training intensively with Cara O’Shea since February 2013 in the Ichino Method.
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.
We're really looking to our classes starting back next term. Registration forms are coming in thick and fast - so much so that many of our classes are close to capacity and some are already full! Don't worry though, we still have spaces in the Minis' classes, Ballet 1 on Wednesday & Thursday, Ballet 3 on Tuesday & Thursday, Jazz classes plus many more!
Fiona Beale
Fiona was born in Solihull where she started dancing, later she moved to Southampton and attended the Parkewood School of Dance. After this Fiona spent a year at the West Street Studios before completing her training at Central School of Ballet. She graduated from the school in 1996 and joined Northern Ballet.
We believe there is a dancer in everyone so now is your chance to shine! Under the guidance of Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director and Academy Director, David Nixon OBE, our classes are led by our highly experienced teaching faculty in the same state-of-the-art building in which Northern Ballet’s Company Dancers train.
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 Professional Graduate Programme is a one year traineeship for aspiring dancers with bold ambitions. The holistic training programme is designed to bridge the gap between full-time training and professional performance. With many opportunities to learn from, train with and perform alongside the internationally acclaimed Northern Ballet, this unique programme provides a fully immersive experience within a professional company.
The aim of our Summer School is to prepare students for company life, to help them to understand the demands of a professional career on their bodies and the discipline required to prevent injury.

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