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 & Classical Ballet Teacher
Born in Los Angeles, Yoko studied with renowned ballerina Mia Slavenska and began her professional career in 1972 when she... read more
Academy Deputy Director & Classical Ballet Teacher
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 & Classical Ballet Teacher
Teaches Mini Movers, Creative Movement and Over 55s Annemarie trained in classical ballet from a very young age and... 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
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
Victoria joined Northern Ballet in 2003. Born in Leicestershire she trained as a Northern Ballet Associate before taking up... 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
Classical Ballet Teacher
After training in various dance styles, Ebony went on to study Dance at Leeds Beckett University and successfully secured a... 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 worked as a piano accompanist for ballet since 2004. For some of that period, he has worked with Northern... 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
Classical Ballet Teacher
Edgar began his training in Sheffield aged 3 and achieved up to Royal Academy of Dance Grade 4 before being accepted into... read more
Classical Ballet Teacher
Emily attended the Rebecca Davies School of Dance in York until she began her vocational training at the Northern Ballet... read more
Contemporary Teacher
Born in France, Sandrine began her training at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Dance de Lyon. She then pursued her... read more
Classical Ballet Teacher
Giuliano is from Rimini in Italy. Giuliano trained at English National Ballet School in London before going on to dance for... read more
Artistic & Learning Assistant
Pippa is a former Premier Dancer with Northern Ballet and joined the company in 1996. After graduating from The Royal Ballet... read more
Classical Ballet Teacher
Hironao is from Hokkaido, Japan. He trained at the Hisatomi Ballet Studio, the Royal Ballet Upper School and Central... read more

Academy Musicians

Sam Bell, Jonathan Drummond, Stephanie Jones, David Munoz, Alena Panasenka, James Phillip and Robert Sudall

Mon 25 Nov 2019
Mon 11 Nov 2019
Mon 8 Jul 2019
The CAT programme has been an amazing experience for me, to have such intensive training without moving away to ballet school…