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Summer holidays are here!

Rachael Gillespie

Rachael Gillespie

Rachael is from Swindon and joined Northern Ballet in 2007. She trained with the Judith Hockaday School and Central School of Ballet. Her previous companies include Scottish Ballet and Ballet Central.

Learn more about Rachael

Where were you born and raised?

Swindon, Wiltshire.

At what age did you start dancing?

3 years of age.

Where did you train?

Judith Hockaday School of Dance and Drama (Swindon) and Central School of Ballet.

Previous companies

Scottish Ballet and Ballet Central.


ISTD Ballet awards.

Favourite NB roles/which NB role would you most like to dance?

Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Young Cinderella (Cinderella).

Career highlights

Performing for family in Hong Kong on Northern Ballet’s tour of Peter Pan.

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

Robin Hood / Arabian Nights.

How do you like to relax?

Spending time with family and friends.

Rachael is sponsored by Impact Planning Services.