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Primarily, to teach classical ballet to students aged 8-13 attending the Academy of Northern Ballet, on the Centre for Advanced Training Programme (CAT), following Northern Ballet’s teaching methodology and syllabus.

The successful applicant will play a pivotal role in helping to deliver the artistic programme and future success of the Academy of Northern Ballet. Using your own previous experience as a classical ballet dancer and teacher, combined with Northern Ballet’s methodology, you will contribute to the highest quality of training for the next generation of dancers.

About the Academy

Inspiring the dancers of tomorrow, at the Academy of Northern Ballet prides itself on a 21st Century approach to ballet training.

Under the artistic direction of Federico Bonelli, students receive the highest quality training that captures talent and imagination, nurturing a passion for dance. Students are encouraged to develop into the best, healthiest dancer they can be, excelling in technique and knowledge.

The Academy is the only classical training institution in the UK to train in the same inspirational setting as professional company dancers. This creates invaluable opportunities for mentoring and unique possibilities to work with.

The Role

Key Responsibilities

  • To structure and teach classical ballet classes for the Academy of Northern Ballet CAT Programme, following the Academy’s system of training
  • To provide varied and appropriate class material To rehearse and choreograph material to show standard for our annual CAT performances
  • Maintain appropriate staff/student relationships Support and mentor students in all aspects of their training
  • Participate in the audition and selection process as required
  • Produce written reports and assessments on students progress as required
  • To work with the Project Manager and Artistic lead on the development of the CAT programme

Qualifications and experience

  • Must have experience teaching classical ballet to children and young adults
  • Hold, or be willing to gain a recognised teaching qualification
  • Be willing to learn Northern Ballet’s teaching method and apply this to your classes using the given syllabus
  • Teaching should be of a professional standard, desirably with experience of preparing students for vocational training
  • A clear understanding of Safeguarding children and young people
  • Professional performance experience desirable
  • Experience of teaching another dance style such as contemporary, or commercial desirable

Other information

Key Contacts include other teaching staff, programme managers, pianists, and the student support team.


  • 21 hours per week, (7 hours per day) Mondays, Tuesdays (approx. 12noon-8pm) and Saturdays. (approx. 9:30am-5:30pm). One hour break (unpaid)
  • Additional audition days (Spring Term)
  • Additional rehearsal days and performances (Summer Term)
  • Time off in lieu can be taken for additional days/hours worked during busy periods


  • Crica £28-30K per annum (pro rata) dependent on experience



Please submit a copy of your CV, along with a covering letter stating why you would like to be considered for this role, to by Thursday 6 June, 2024. Positions are subject to the successful candidate holding or obtaining a full enhanced DBS which must be registered on the update service.

Please also complete the Equal Opportunities form.

Interview Date: including Class observation: to be confirmed on an individual basis, likely to be w/c 17 June, 2024