Learning staff

Meet Northern Ballet's Learning team.

Leanne Kirkham

Director of Learning

It is my responsibility to create a programme of work which strategically aligns to the vision of the Company and ensures that Northern Ballet reaches large and diverse audiences. On a day to day... read more

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Sam Moore

Senior Learning Project Manager

I oversee all project management and communications within the Learning department. I also lead on accessibility for the Company to ensure we navigate and remove barriers to enjoying our work. My... read more

Heather Newstead

Learning Project Coordinator

I assist with the planning and organisation of a variety of projects with schools, community groups and other cultural organisations. I’m passionate about making the arts as accessible as possible,... read more

Sophie Alder

Artistic Learning Manager

Part of my role is to oversee the artistic output of the department, this includes supporting the Dance Education Officers and delivering training and CPD to dance artists and teachers. I also... read more

Philippa Ranger

Dance Education Officer

As part of my role, I create, plan, deliver and evaluate many different projects. I am artistic lead on several projects including Burberry Inspire, Let’s Dance and In Motion. I... read more

Keisha Hamilton

Dance Education Officer

I plan and develop workshops and projects that are delivered in the community, both in Leeds and across our touring venues, by Northern Ballet artists and freelance practitioners. My role... read more

Nicola Phillips

Learning Project Manager

I look after a wide range of workshops and projects including the Let's Dance hospice project, In Motion, Dance for Parkinson's and Rise. I also manage Audio Described performances and outreach... read more

Pippa Moore

Artistic and Learning Assistant

I am a former Premier Dancer at Northern Ballet with my performing career spanning over two decades. I now teach workshops and classes for the Academy of Northern Ballet and coach the Company dancers... read more