Isabelle Clough

Isabelle Clough

Isabelle is from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and trained at Janet Marshall Dance Studios and English National Ballet School. She joined Northern Ballet in 2014.

Isabelle left Northern Ballet in 2017.

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Where were you born and raised?

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

At what age did you start dancing?

Age 4.

Where did you train?

Janet Marshall Dance Studios and English National Ballet School.


Stella Mann Prize 2009, Elizabeth Baines-Hewitt Award 2013.

Which Northern Ballet role would you most like to dance?

Wuthering Heights is one of my favourite stories so I would love to dance a role in that.

Career highlights

Working with English National Ballet as a student and getting a contract at Northern Ballet.

What do you like most about being a dancer?

It’s rewarding; you work hard and with some patience and a lot of perseverance you improve.

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

The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe.

What is your favourite book?

The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

What is your favourite post-show meal?

As I’m normally a little impatient when I’m tired it would have to be something quick and tasty like a chicken stir fry.

How do you like to relax?

With a cup of tea, some friends or a good book.

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

I’ve always wanted to open a teashop in my village and at the same time I would attempt to write a novel or perhaps be an arts critic.