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John Hull

Soloist

John Hull

John is from Sydney, Australia. He joined Northern Ballet in 2003. He was trained at Ecole Ballet Studios and the English National Ballet School.

In June 2014 John left to join Royal New Zealand Ballet.

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Favourite roles

‘Girl Crazy’ solo and ‘I Got Rhythm’, I Got Rhythm; Anthony’s friend and Simon, Swan Lake; Athos & D’Artagnan, The Three Musketeers; Cavalier, The Nutcracker; Oberon/Theseus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Benvolio, Romeo & Juliet; Solor, La Bayadère; Edgar, Wuthering Heights.

Where were you born and raised?

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia.

Where did you do your dance training?

English National Ballet School.

When did you join Northern Ballet?

2003

What made you want to be a dancer?

My mum used to teach so I ended up joining in class and it just went from there.

What would be your dream role to dance be and why?

I would like to dance Spartacus as he is such a strong and powerful character and I also really like that period in history.

Who are your artistic influences or heroes?

Igor Zelensky as a dancer because at his fluid yet strong style and technique.

Describe your perfect Sunday morning...

Wake up reasonably early and go for a bike ride. Then a nice cup of coffee with some bacon and eggs then spend the day catching up on tv series and movies.

What was the first album you bought and what was the last album you bought?

My first album was The Offspring, Ixnay on the Hombre and the last album Them Crooked Vultures.

What would be your luxury item on a desert island?

My bike.

What are your favourite places in Yorkshire?

Shipley Glen for the views and scenery. Carluccios Italian restaurant

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