Training Programmes

Professional Division

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.


Enhancement Training

Associate Division

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.


Open Classes

Classes for All

From tiny tots to adults, find the right class for you.


Outreach workshops for schools in Yorkshire.

‘The CAT (Centre for Advanced Training) programme and Yoko's training provided me with a strong classical foundation which has been essential to enable me to achieve my dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer.’

Tim Dutson, former CAT student
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…
Mon 8 Jul 2019
2018/19 has been an incredible year here in the…
Wed 26 Jun 2019
We have a number of summer classes for our adul…