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
Ballet Mistress & 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 & Pilates
Georgina joined the Company as a dancer in 2002 and retired in June 2012. During her time with the Company she created roles... 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
Academy & 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
Dip R.B.S (TTC) ARAD, AISTD (NDB), IBF, CSF Elizabeth started training with Margaret Jaffé at The Northern Dance Centre (... read more
Classical Ballet Teacher
Born in Harrogate, Jessica started Dance training age four at a local Dance school and with Central School of Ballet. She... 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
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
Born in North Yorkshire, David is widely regarded as one of the foremost dance accompanists in the UK. In a career spanning... 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
Classical Ballet Teacher
Born in Sydney, Australia Siobhan trained at The West Australian School of Dance and Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching... 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