Jesse Milligan

Jesse Milligan

Jesse is from Bristol and trained at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. He was previously at Cape Town City Ballet before joining Northern Ballet in 2016.

In June 2018 Jesse left Northern Ballet to join the West End cast of The King and I at the London Palladium.

Learn more about Jesse...

Where were you born and raised?


At what age did you start dancing?

I began dancing at the age of five.

Where did you train?

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.

Previous companies

Cape Town City Ballet.

Awards, nominations and prizes

Most Promising Dancer - Cecchetti International Ballet Competition 2011 and Best Newcomer - Cape Town Balletomanes Society 2012.

Career/training highlights

Working alongside John Neumeier in various ballets including Le Sacre and Spring and Fall, and joining Northern Ballet in 2016.

What do you like most about being a dancer?

I enjoy the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a particular character during a performance and forget about any problems or worries you may have at that time.

What is your favourite post-show meal?

I love all food and have a very healthy appetite but nothing helps me recover as well as a good steak after a tough show.

How do you like to relax?

I am most relaxed when having a quiet night in with a good home-cooked meal and great company.

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

If I wasn't a dancer I would probably be doing something to do with travelling as I have a huge passion for going to new places and discovering new cultures.