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Choreographer Kenneth Tindall watches on as dancers rehearse his creation. Photo Justin Slee.

Kenneth Tindall

Born in Dundee, Kenneth trained at Central School of Ballet and previously danced with The Israel Ballet and K Ballet. He joined Northern Ballet in 2003 where he was a Premier Dancer before retiring in 2015. Kenneth is currently Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director of Digital & Choreographer in Residence.

Kenneth’s choreography credits for Northern Ballet include: Project #1 (Winner of the Production Prize, 26th International Choreographic Competition, Hanover); Luminous Junc·tureThe Architect (Nominated for Best Classical Choreography, National Dance Awards 2015); We Never Said; The Shape of SoundCasanova (Nominated for Best Classical Choreography, National Dance Awards 2017); and Geisha. Kenneth also created The Ultimate Form on Northern Ballet for MOMA Paris and Children of the Mantic Stain for The British Art Show, both commissioned by Linder Sterling.

Other credits as a choreographer include: Out of Mine and Into 4 (L-Universita ta Malta); Folk Songs (John Neumeier’s Bundesjugendballett); Signature 31/30 (Ballet Central); Forbidden FruitScents’ (National Draft Works in Association with The Royal Ballet); Inversions (Frieze Art Fair, commissioned by Nick Maus); Brotsjór (English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer Competition); Four Seasons (Galician Choreography Centre); and False Gods (Delattre Dance Company).

Kenneth was nominated for Emerging Artist at the 2015 National Dance Awards, Best Young Choreographer at the 2014 inaugural Taglioni European Ballet Awards and was selected to participate in the 2014/15 Dance UK Future Arts Cultural Leaders Mentoring Programme. He has also been voted amongst the 100 most influential people working in the Yorkshire cultural sector and is a Steering Group and Artistic Advisory Member for Leeds 2023 European Capital of Culture Bid.