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Headshot of a female dancer with short brown hair in a white dress

Abigail Prudames


Premier Dancer

Abigail is from Harrogate in North Yorkshire and joined Northern Ballet in 2011. She trained at the Royal Ballet Lower School and Elmhurst School for Dance (Upper School).

Abigail is sponsored by The Sterry Family Foundation.

Learn more about Abigail

Where were you born and raised?

Born in Harrogate. Raised in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

At what age did you start dancing?

I started dancing when I was six years old.

Where did you train?

Studio 3 Dance Workshop in Knaresborough, Royal Ballet Lower School and Elmhurst School for Dance.

Marilla in a blue dress, sat on the floor looking at the stars, smiling wanly
A view from the wings looking over Jay Gatsby's shoulder at Daisy.
M.M. is lifted by Casanova while she is doing the splits
Abigail Prudames as the Marquise in Dangerous Liaisons. Photo Emma Kauldhar
Beatrice looks on as she reads of Prince Albert and Victoria's love
Gavin McCaig and Abigail Prudames rehearse Jane Eyre. Photo Justin Slee
Filippo Di Vilio as Chevalier Danceny and Abigail Prudames as the Marquise de Merteuil in Dangerous Liaisons. Photo Emma Kauldhar
Marilla dancing alone in arabesque and a pained expression on her face
Couples dance at a party in the heart of London
Dressed in black, a masked woman stands en pointe in one foot and extends her other leg straight up while she is supported by another dancer holding her hands

What are your favourite Northern Ballet roles?

I have enjoyed many roles for so many different reasons. One of the roles I would really like to dance is Cathy in Wuthering Heights.

What do you like most about being a dancer?

Performing; especially when friends and family are in the audience.

How do you like to relax?

Spending time with my husband and seeing my family.

Production photos taken by Emma Kauldhar and Emily Nuttall. Rehearsal photo by Justin Slee.