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Hannah Bateman

Leading Soloist
Hannah Bateman

Hannah is from Surrey and trained at the Susan Robinson School of Ballet and Central School of Ballet. She joined Northern Ballet in 2002, having previously performed with the Israel Ballet, and was promoted to Leading Soloist in 2012. 

Hannah performed in Kenneth Tindall’s Production Prize winner Project #1 in Hannover and Northern Ballet’s first visit to the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House. She also performed in the Kenneth Tindall/Linder Sterling collaboration, The Ultimate Form, which was performed at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, Tate St. Ives and the Hepworth Wakefield Gallery. Hannah was part of the creating cast for Inversions, a Kenneth Tindall/Nick Mauss collaboration that was performed during the Frieze Art Fair 2014 and was a guest artist at the Kiel International Ballet Gala 2015.

Learn more about Hannah

Where were you born and raised?

Horsell in Woking.

Where did you train?

Susan Robinson School of Ballet and the Central School of Ballet.

Previous companies

Israel Ballet.


Dance UK Future Leaders Mentorship programme 2012 and Clore Leadership Course attendee 2013.

Random Flickr photos from the album Hannah Bateman by Northern Ballet

What are your favourite Northern Ballet roles to dance?

Juliet , Nurse and Lady Capulet (Romeo & Juliet), Mina (Dracula), Marquise (Dangerous Liaisons), Cleopatra (Cleopatra), Isabella (Wuthering Heights), Jordan and Myrtle (The Great Gatsby), Pas de Deux couple (Perpetuum Mobile), Hans van Manen’s Concertante and Kenneth Tindall’s The Ultimate Form, Luminous Junc·ture and The Architect.

Career highlights

Performing Juliet in Romeo & Juliet on opening night at The National Grand Theatre in Beijing. Dancing the role of Cleopatra, dancing the principal couple in Christopher Hampson's Perpetuum Mobile and working with and performing Hans van Manen’s Concertante.

If you could adapt one work into a ballet what would it be?

The Kiss by Klimt.

How do you like to relax?

Sleep, garden, plan and organise.

If you weren’t a dancer what would you be?

An architect, a garden or interior designer or a hotelier.