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60 seconds with... John Hull

In a nutshell describe your job and how you got into it

My mother used to teach ballet in Sydney. One day, instead of hanging around trying to amuse myself I joined in one of her classes and the rest is history! I train and rehearse every day for shows which we perform to audiences around the UK and the world!

Where can you be found when you’re not at Northern Ballet?

Out on my mountain bike! Or at home with Michela cooking a nice meal.

Which is your favourite Northern Ballet production and why?

I have a few! The Three Musketeers because it’s a great ballet and D’Artagnon was my first leading role in the Company. I Got Rhythm because the music is fantastic and last, but not least, Madame Butterfly, because the pas de deux between Pinkerton and Butterfly in the first act is the most enjoyable think I’ve ever dance on stage.

I’m a frustrated…

Magician … I can always make things disappear, I just can’t find them ever again!

Who would play you in a film of your life?

Eric Bana because he dos a half decent Australian accent! And the ladies love him…

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

‘Don’t expect others to do what you wouldn’t do.’

What song will always get you dancing?

Last Nite by The Strokes

What scares you?

Horror films of any kind – I can’t watch them, I will scream like a little girl! But on a more serious note the though of being paralysed and not being able to walk has always scared me.

What would be your Mastermind specialist subject?

Motocross. I religiously watch all the races, read all the news and research anything that has to with this subject.

If you were on a reality TV show which would it be and go on and why?

I’m not sure it’s really a reality TV show but I’d love be in Jackass!

What do you want to do before you die?

I would love to spend a month exploring Antarctica, and also race in the Dakar rally.

It’s your dream dinner party – which six people (dead or alive) would you invite?

Genghis Kahn, Steve McQueen, Adam Sandler, Travis Pastrana, Julius Caesar, and I suppose Eva Mendes!

A phrase I use far too much is…

‘Just doing what’s on the board’ – the guys in the dressing room will know what I mean!

Describe yourself in three words?

Humorous, honest, laid-back.

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