About the Academy

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, classes will be running at a reduced capacity this term and will be available to current students only. We are closely monitoring the situation and hope to review the schedule in the new year and extend registration to new students. We will announce any changes to the current situation here.

About the Academy

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.

Love to dance

Whether you’ve got professional aspirations, want to try ballet for the first time, give your little one their first chance to dance or just move a bit more, we can’t wait to welcome you to the Academy of Northern Ballet.

See our training programmes to find out which classes would suit you best.

Be a part of the Company

On the official training programme of Northern Ballet, you’ll be toe-to-toe with the Company’s professional dancers in our inspiring headquarters on Quarry Hill.

Once you are part of the family, students are given the opportunity to audition to perform with the Company in some of Northern Ballet’s most treasured productions. This unique opportunity gives students an invaluable insight into life as a professional dancer and is the best possible preparation for a career as a professional dancer.

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The CAT programme has been an amazing experience for me, to have such intensive training without moving away to ballet school…