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Kaylee Marko
Kaylee is from Burlington in Ontario, Canada. She trained at Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts in Canada and at English National Ballet School before joining Northern Ballet in 2015. Learn more about Kaylee Where were you born and raised? I was born in Burlington in Ontario, Canada. At what age did you start dancing? I started dancing when I was seven years old. Where did you train? I trained at Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts in Canada and at English National Ballet School.
Natalia Kerner
Natalia is from Salvador-Bahia in Brazil. She started dancing at the age of five and trained in Brazil at Ebateca School of Ballet and then Académie Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo. In 2014 she performed with The Norwegian National Ballet in The Nutcracker. She joined Northern Ballet in 2015. Learn more about Natalia Where were you born and raised? I was born in Salvador-Bahia in Brazil. At what age did you start dancing? I started dancing at five years old.
This time last year, Kiara Flavin was approaching the end of her first full term on the Academy of Northern Ballet's Graduate Professional Programme which aims to bridge the gap between full-time ballet training and professional performance. Now, after earning and accepting a contract with Northern Ballet, Kiara shares her first experiences of life as a professional ballet dancer...
It's back to work this week for our dancers who we welcome back from a four-week summer holiday.
While we've been in the office enjoying the sunshine in Leeds over the last few weeks our dancers have been racking up some air miles during their well-deserved summer holiday. So where do dancers jet off to rest their legs and work on their tans? We asked some of them to let us in on their plans.
Riku Ito
Riku is from Yokohama, Japan and trained at Yumi Kitamori Ballet Studio and the School of the Hamburg Ballet. He joined Northern Ballet in 2014. Learn more about Riku Where were you born and raised? Yokohama, Japan. At what age did you start dancing? When I was 4 years old. Where did you train? Yumi Kitamori Ballet Studio and the School of the Hamburg Ballet.
Luke Francis
Luke is from Birmingham and trained on Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Dance Track Programme, as a Royal Ballet Associate and at Elmhurst School for Dance and English National Ballet School. He joined Northern Ballet in 2014. Learn more about Luke Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised in Birmingham. At what age did you start dancing? 7 years old.
Isabelle is from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and trained at Janet Marshall Dance Studios and English National Ballet School. She joined Northern Ballet in 2014. Learn more about Isabelle Where were you born and raised? Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. At what age did you start dancing? Age 4. Where did you train? Janet Marshall Dance Studios and English National Ballet School. Awards/nominations/prizes  Stella Mann Prize 2009, Elizabeth Baines-Hewitt Award 2013.
Filippo is from Vinci in Italy and joined Northern Ballet in 2014. He trained at Teatro alla Scala Ballet School in Milan, St. Carlo Ballet School in Naples, English National Ballet School and the Academy of Northern Ballet’s Graduate Professional Programme. Learn more about Filippo Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised in Vinci, a little town close to Florence, Italy.

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