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Naomi Bottomer

Dancer
Naomi Bottomer

Naomi is from Aldridge in the West Midlands and trained at The Royal Ballet School and English National Ballet School. She previously danced with English National Ballet and joined Northern Ballet in 2016.

Learn more about Naomi...

Where were you born and raised?

Aldridge, West Midlands.

At what age did you start dancing?

Age 4.

Where did you train?

The Royal Ballet School and English National Ballet School.

Previous companies

English National Ballet.

Awards, nominations and prizes

Valerie Adams Award 2011.

Career/training highlights

Working with English National Ballet, performing Swan Lake at the Royal Albert Hall and getting a contract with Northern Ballet.

What do you like most about being a dancer?

I like seeing how I can express emotions and tell a story through movement but performing, for me, is my favourite, there is no feeling like being on stage.

What is your favourite post-show meal?

After a show I'm always quite tired so I like to make a chicken stir-fry as it's quick to make plus it's tasty.

How do you like to relax?

Going on a long walk outdoors, doing a peaceful yoga class and catching up with friends.

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

If I wasn't a dancer I would like to train to become a yoga instructor.