Joseph Poulton and Dale Rhodes were 2 of the original students we took onto our Professional training programme (CAT) in its pilot year in 2004. They both graduated from the Academy 2008.
This week they have been back in to visit us all and I managed to have a quick chat with them about their training and their time at Northern Ballet Academy.
For the past year I have looked forward to Thursday mornings. On a day to day basis Northern Ballet is a pretty special place to be and I do enjoy coming into work each day but Thursday mornings are extra special - it’s Mini’s Morning - and as I come through the doors I'm greeted by our youngest generation of Academy students.
When I was first approached about giving Miss England a masterclass to help her back into dancing shape for the Miss World contest I was a little concerned! What if she couldn't dance at all? Had two left feet?
Saturday 7 July saw the final day of term for all Academy students - and what a day it was!
325 students took part in 3 different Academy performances showcasing students from Pre-Ballet all the way up to our oldest professional training programme students.
Congratulations! If you are visiting this page that means that you have been given one of our ‘You’ve been spotted’ postcards from a member of Northern Ballet.
This means that we think that you have talent and potential to excel in dance.
On this page you will find information on what to do next.
Attend the course of ‘Spotted’ weekly ballet classes running throughout January and February 2014. These are completely free of charge and will give you the chance to develop your talent in dance further.
Andrew Tomlinson is in Level 6 of the Professional Programme. Last summer he received a full scholarship to train with National Ballet School in Canada for 4 weeks. Andrew told us more about his experience.