Inspiring the dancers of tomorrow, at the Academy of Northern Ballet you will experience a 21st Century approach to ballet training.
Under the direction of David Nixon OBE and Yoko Ichino, students receive the highest quality training that captures your talent and imagination nurturing a passion for dance. You’ll develop into the best, healthiest dancer you can be, excelling in technique and knowledge.
Each year the Academy discovers home-grown talent in the North of England. You can be at the heart of this centre for excellence, located in one of the most thriving cultural scenes in the UK.
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, train alongside and gain an insight into life as a professional dancer.
We aim to offer all students the best possible support and advice and ensure students have a safe and friendly environment in which to pursue their passion for dance.Read more
The Ichino Technique
Whether aiming for a career in dance or simply dancing for fun, all students are trained under the Ichino Technique.Read more
The Academy of Northern Ballet's teaching faculty.Read more
The Academy of Northern Ballet is the only Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) in classical ballet in the UK and part of one of the world's leading ballet companies.Read more
Workshops & Events
Find out about the upcoming taster workshops, masterclasses, open days and events at the Academy of Northern Ballet.Read more
Open Classes for All
Our classes are led by our highly experienced teaching faculty in the same state-of building in which Northern Ballet’s Company Dancers train.Read more
Photo Emily Nuttall.