Antoinette is from Somerset and joined Northern Ballet in 2008. She trained at The Trull School of Dancing in Taunton and was a Junior Associate of the Royal Ballet School before joining the Royal Ballet School (Lower and Upper Schools).
Learn more about Antoinette
Where were you born and raised?
I was born in Taunton. Somerset and then shortly after moved to Hong Kong for a couple of years before returning to the UK at the age of 3.
At what age did you start dancing?
I started dancing before I can even remember!
Where did you train?
I trained at my mum's school, the Trull School of Dancing in Taunton up until the age of 11. I then studied at the Royal Ballet Lower School and then the Upper School.
I came second in Young British Dancer of the Year when I was 15 and won the Phyllis Bedells Bursary in 2004.
Favourite Northern Ballet roles?
Dancing the role of Hippolyta/Titania from A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing.
What do you like most about being a dancer?
Expressing oneself through movement and getting to listen to beautiful inspiring music everyday.
If you could adapt one work into a ballet what would it be?
What is your favourite book?
I love the author Lesley Pearse so anything by her.
What is your favourite post-show meal?
Anything with a glass of wine!
How do you like to relax?
Yoga, curling up with a good book and sleeping!
If you weren’t a dancer what would you be?
Header photo taken by Lisa Stonehouse. Other photos taken by Riku Ito and Emma Kauldhar.