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Liam Morris

Dancer
Liam Morris

Liam is from Melbourne, Australia and trained at The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet and English National Ballet School. He was previously a dancer at Bucharest National Opera under the direction of Johan Kobborg and joined Northern Ballet in 2016.

Learn more about Liam...

Where were you born and raised?

Melbourne, Australia.

At what age did you start dancing?

6 years old.

Where did you train?

At The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet with Christine Walsh and Ricardo Ella and then at English National Ballet School under the direction of Samira Saidi and Tamara Rojo.

Previous companies

Bucharest National Opera under the direction of Johan Kobborg.

In which Northern Ballet productions would you most like to perform?

Jean-Christophe Maillot's Romeo and Juliet or 1984 by Jonathan Watkins.

Career/training highlights

Being the youngest person to dance the role of Widow Simone in Sir Frederick Ashton's La Fille Mal Gardée.

What do you like most about being a dancer?

Dancing of course! But also the challenge of being the best that I can be at whatever this art form requires of me. 

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

Probably Maus by Art Spiegelman or Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.

What is your favourite book?

I don't have a favourit ebook by my favourite graphic novel is Watchmen by Alan Moore.

What is your favourite post-show meal?

Probably a kebab or a schnitzel with a side of spinach.

How do you like to relax?

I like to hang out with friends or to do something completely different to ballet or dancing so that I can come back the next day with a fresh mind.

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

Probably a robotic engineer as I have been fascinated by robotics and artifical intelligence since I was young.