CAT (Centre for Advanced Training)
The Academy of Northern Ballet is the only Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) in classical ballet in the UK. As a professional ballet company with a wealth of experience in training and nurturing dancers, we are perfectly placed to set aspiring young dancers on pathways to achieving rewarding careers in dance.
Professional Graduate Programme
Our Professional Graduate Programme is a one year traineeship for aspiring dancers with bold ambitions.
Students in the Associate Division are aged between 9 and 16 years old and currently contemplating a career in dance. The students attend regular weekly enhancement classes at the Academy, in addition to their regular training elsewhere, to help prepare them for future full-time vocational training.