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Our Staff

Photo of Northern Ballet Staff by Brian Slater.


Artistic Director

David Nixon OBE

Artistic Associate and
Artistic Director of Short Ballets for Small People

Daniel de Andrade

Rehearsal Director

Yoko Ichino

Guest Rehearsal Director

Charlotte Talbot

Assistant Rehearsal Director & Assistant Artistic Director of Short Ballets for Small People

Hironao Takahashi

Dramatic Associate

Patricia Doyle


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Chief Executive

Mark Skipper DL

Finance Director

Judith Hartley

Planning Manager

Tobias Perkins

HR Manager

Dawn Wilson

Finance Managers

Joanne Gomersall

Sam Cormack

Finance Officer

Kath Holliday

Executive Assistant

Matthew Lawn

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Director of Communications

Emma Mooney

Head of Communications

Liz Rose

In-house Designer

Richard Barrelle

Digital Manager

Phill Garnett

Media & PR Manager

Lauren Godfrey

Senior Communications Officer

Rebecca Maude

Communications Officer

Rachel Evans

Communications Assistant

Kathryn Piekarski

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Director of Developement

Crys Whitewoods

Development Manager:
Trusts & Foundations

Bethany McNaboe
Development Manager:
Corporates & Individuals

Zoë Connell

Research & Data Executive

Rebecca Cheung

Development Officer:
Friends, Patrons & Legacies

Rebecca Crowther

Events & Business
Development Manager

Alan Gallacher

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IT Director


IT Officer & Assistant Developer

David Fodden

Director of Learning

Leanne Kirkham

Head of Learning

Jo Dean

Artistic Learning Manager

Sophie Alder

Project Manager

Lauren Prydderch
Dance Education Officers

Philippa Ranger

Keisha Hamilton

Dance Education Apprentice

Ebony Godridge

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Physiotherapy Services

Sport & Spinal Physiotherapy Ltd, Leeds

Liz Atha

Craig Scholfield

Company Doctors

Dr James Brown MBB, FFSEM

Dr Sarah L Lawton MA (Cantab), MBB, CHIR. DRCOG

Company Counsellor

Lynne Jackson

Company Masseurs

Sylvia Cove

Adam Hirst

Jane Whitley

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music – northern ballet sinfonia
Music Director

John Pryce-Jones

Associate Conductor

Nathan Fifield

Orchestra & Concerts Manager

Barry Collarbone

Company/Orchestra Pianist

Andrew Dunlop

Ewan Gilford

Orchestra Pit Manager

Steve Costello

Orchestra Players

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academy of northern ballet

David Nixon OBE

Associate Director

Yoko Ichino

Director of Academy Operations

Catherine Worthington
Centre of Advanced Training Manager

Yasmin Delves

Associate & Graduate Programme Manager

Annemarie Donoghue

Head of Lower Level Pre-Professional Programme

Cara O'Shea

Open Programme Manager & Student Support Coordinator

Emma Rodriguez-Saona

Academy Pianists

David Plumpton

Gerard Power


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Operations Manager

Shaun Daniels


Fiona Heseltine (head)

Georgina Booth

Rachel Clarke

Will Dawson

Kathy Dean

Karen Dixon

Sofia Edstrand

Carol McCarthy

Dena Marsh


Robert Cordingly (Senior)

Austen Coldwell

Peter Scott

company & stage management
Company Manager

Naomi Foster

Stage Manager

Philip Andrew

Senior Deputy Stage Manager

Chun-Yen Chia

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Technical Director

Steve Wilkins

Head of Lighting

Alastair West

Deputy Head of Lighting

Adam Greenwood

Studio Technical Manager

Martin Smith

Head of Stage

Sid Taylor

Deputy Head of Stage

Nick Anger

Stage Technician

Stewart Campbell

Head of Workshop

Griz Pedley

Deputy Head of Workshop

Pradeep Dash

Technical Theatre Apprentice

Eloise Bailey



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wardrobe & wigs
Head of Wardrobe

Kim Brassley

Senior Wardrobe Manager

Mikhaila Pye

Costume Makers & Cutters

Carley Marsh

Julie Anderson (freelance)

Wardrobe Manager

Ellie Kemp

Deputy Wardrobe Manager

Imogen Woolley

Wigs Manager

Harriet Rogers
Wardrobe Assistant

Holly Prescott

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