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Northern Ballet dancer Nicola Gervasi. Photo Justin Slee.

Nicola Gervasi

Classical Ballet Teacher

Nicola is from Todi in Italy where he trained before joining English National Ballet School. He joined Northern Ballet in 2010 and was promoted to Junior Soloist in 2015.

Learn more about Nicola

Previous companies

Peter Schaufuss Balletten.

Career highlights

Earning a contract with Northern Ballet, dancing Puck in A Midsummer Nights Dream, dancing Nick in The Great Gatsby and Edgar in Wuthering Heights, and being promoted to junior soloist. 

Where did you do your dance training?

Coreutica in Italy, English National Ballet School.

Nanerl Mozart jumps on her father, begging for a little freedom
Exhausted, Pavel nearly falls but Bruno catches and helps him
Nicola Gervasi stands low in front of Hannah Bateman as she raises a leg while keeping her foot pointed
Northern Ballet dancers Riku Ito, Javier Torres and Nicola Gervasi dancing with joy in Cinderella. Photo Emma Kauldhar.

What made you want to be a dancer?

My aunt is a ballet teacher and I used to love watching ballet classes.

What would be your dream role to dance?

Romeo in Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet.

Describe your perfect Sunday morning

A good lie in a nice breakfast and a long walk.

What would be your luxury item on a desert island?


What are your favourite places in Yorkshire?

Leeds York and the Countryside in the Dales.

Nicola is a DCD REACH ambassador for Northern Ballet.

Header image taken by Justin Slee. Other photos taken by Riku Ito, Emma Kauldhar and Justin Slee.