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Academy Management

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​​​​​​​Annemarie Donoghue

Associate, Graduate Programme Manager & Classical Ballet Teacher
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Francesca Osborne

CAT Programme Manager
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Emma Rodriguez-Saona

Open Programme Manager & Student Support Coordinator
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Emily Humphreys

Academy Coordinator
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Alex Goring Jones

Student Support Lead

Classical Ballet Teachers

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Cara O'Shea

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Pippa Moore MBE

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Jane Tucker

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Fiona Beale

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Annemarie Donoghue

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Amanda Gilliland

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Edgar Lowman

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Sara Horner

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Ebony Procter

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Michelle Higgins

Guest Teachers

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Yoko Ichino

Born in Los Angeles, Yoko studied with renowned ballerina Mia Slavenska and began her professional career in 1972 when she joined Joffrey Ballet II as an Apprentice. What followed was a career that spanned three decades.
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Nicola Gervasi

Nicola is from Todi in Italy where he trained before joining English National Ballet School. He joined Northern Ballet in 2010.

Contemporary Teachers

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Sandrine Monin

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Anna Cabre-Verdiell

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Natalie Alleston


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Gerard Power

Academy Pianist
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Robert Suddall

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Jonathan Drummond

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Alena Panasenka

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Jon Chamberlain

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Stephanie Jones

Header photo Justin Slee.