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Inspiring the dancers of tomorrow, at the Academy of Northern Ballet you will experience a 21st Century approach to ballet training.

Under the direction of David Nixon OBE and Yoko Ichino, students receive the highest quality training that captures your talent and imagination nurturing a passion for dance. You’ll develop into the best, healthiest dancer you can be, excelling in technique and knowledge.

Each year the Academy discovers home-grown talent in the North of England. You can be at the heart of this centre for excellence, located in one of the most thriving cultural scenes in the UK.

The Academy is the only classical training institution in the UK to train in the same inspirational setting as professional company dancers. This creates invaluable opportunities for mentoring and unique possibilities to work with, train alongside and gain an insight into life as a professional dancer.
David Nixon CBE

Photo Riku Ito.