Teaching faculty

The Academy of Northern Ballet's teaching faculty.

Artistic Director
David Nixon, OBE
David Nixon has been Artistic Director of Northern Ballet since 2001. David trained as a dancer, first in his home town of... read more
Rehearsal Director & Academy Associate Director
Born in Los Angeles, Yoko studied with renowned ballerina Mia Slavenska and began her professional career in 1972 when she... read more
Head of Lower Level Pre-Professional Programme
Cara trained with London Junior Ballet where she won a competitive scholarship in her graduation year, and was a Cecchetti... read more
Classical Ballet Teacher
Viki was lucky enough to have Margaret Rawlinson, an early member of the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, as her first teacher,... read more
Associate & Graduate Programme Manager
Teaches Mini Movers, Creative Movement and Over 55s Annemarie trained in classical ballet from a very young age and... read more
Guest Ballet Master, Classical Ballet Teacher
Christopher Hinton-Lewis was born in Wolverhampton and trained at the English National Ballet School. He joined the Company... read more
Classical Ballet Teacher
Born in West Yorkshire, Jane undertook her early training with the Northern Dance Centre and completed it at Central School... read more
Classical Ballet Teacher
Fiona was born in Solihull where she started dancing, later she moved to Southampton and attended the Parkewood School of... read more
Classical Ballet Teacher
Keiko Amemori
Keiko was born in Japan. She trained with Kazuko Suzuki in Japan and from 1995 to 1997 went to John Neumeier Hamburg Ballet... read more
Classical Ballet Teacher
Nathalie, French nationality, trained at the  “Academie de la danse Classique “ under the tutelage of Russian ballet... read more
Classical Ballet Teacher
Sara has been performing and teaching for over 13 years since completing her professional training at Performers College,... read more
Contemporary Teacher
Tony started dancing with the Harehills Youth Dance Theatre and went on to dance with the National Youth Dance Theatre. He... read more
Classical Ballet Teacher
Born in the UK, Rachel trained as a Royal Ballet School Associate before moving on to train at Elmhurst Ballet School, where... read more
Classical Ballet Teacher
Born in the UK, Amanda trained at the Lupino Theatre School before moving onto the Royal Ballet Upper School. She joined the... read more
Company Pianist
Ewan Gilford
Ewan joined Northern Ballet in 2015 as a pianist with the professional Company, where he still plays along side his Academy... read more
Academy Pianist
Gerard Power has over ten years experience as a piano accompanist for ballet. For some of that period, he has worked with... read more
Open Programme Manager & Student Support Coordinator
Emma has worked with the Academy since 2011. Emma manages the Open Programme and the Academy Student Support Team which... read more
Centre of Advanced Training Manager
In 2013 Yasmin became a Performing Arts specialist for the company Artis – during this time she worked with children of all... read more
21 Jun
After popular demand we are holding a number o…
26 May
We are preparing for another year of our highly successful Professional Graduate Programme at the Academy of Northern Ballet. …
3 May
Following high demand for our popular weekly …