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Alastair graduated from Bretton Hall in 2004 with a degree in Performance Design and Production, having specialised in lighting design.
Production photography of Giselle, taken on 25 May, 2011 on stage at Leeds Grand Theatre and feature Pippa Moore as Giselle and Javier Torres as Albrecht.
Premiere dancer Pippa Moore tells us the story behind Giselle and about the preparations & rehearsals. This video was filmed at Sheffield's Lyceum Theatre in March 2011. Interview questions spoken by Aled Roberts, added in post-production.
Giselle. Photo Jason Tozer.
Incorporating all the original choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, Giselle is restaged for Northern Ballet by Yoko Ichino, who has danced the lead role many times for some of the world’s greatest companies.
John Longstaff
John was born in Lancashire and educated at Girton College, Cambridge and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has worked with numerous companies including: Kiel Opera House, Germany (conductor and rehearsal pianist), Northern Ballet (conductor and rehearsal pianist), Sheffield Symphony Orchestra (artistic director), Leeds College of Music (opera conductor), English National Ballet (guest conductor), Young Opera Venture (musical director) and St. Peter’s Church, Harrogate (Director of Music). 
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