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ayami Miyata and Kevin Poeung with the choreographer, Kenneth Tindall, rehearsing Geisha. Photo Lauren Godfrey.

Geisha Creative Team

Choreography and Direction
Set & Costume Design
Lighting Design
Costume Design Assistant
Historical Consultant

Geisha is performed to live music, played by Northern Ballet Sinfonia. Music Director Jonathan Lo.

Creative Team

Choreography and Direction
Set & Costume Design
Lighting Design
Associate Set & Costume Designer
  • Alfie Heywood
Costume Design Assistant
Historical Consultant
Additional Orchestrations
  • Geoff Alexander


Wardrobe Supervisors
Assisted by
  • Mikhaila Pye
  • Carley Marsh
Costumes cut and made by
Assisted by
  • Carley Marsh
Workroom costume makers
  • Donna Hardcastle
  • Sarah Hartley
  • Becky Smith
  • Paula Grosvenor
  • Jasmine Adams
  • Claire Powell
  • Vicky Richards
  • Megan Griffiths
Assisted by
  • Ellie Kemp
  • Holly Prescott
  • Roxanne Major
Breaking down of ghost costumes by
  • Anna Kesteven
Kimonos printed by
  • Biddle Sawyer Silks
Hair, Makeup & Wigs Supervisor
  • Harriet Rogers
Pointe shoes by
Boots by
  • Lewis Jones


Production Manager
  • Steve Wilkins
Company Manager
  • Emily Deller
Production Stage Manager
  • Philip Andrew
Production Deputy Stage Managers
  • Chun-Yen Chia
  • Lyndsey Holmes
Set built by Northern Ballet Workshops
  • Griz Pedley
  • Pradeep Dash
  • David Ramsey
  • Selina Nightingale
Sets built by RT Scenic
  • Ralph Ticker
  • Kieron Myles
Scenic Artists
  • Ali Allen
  • Stephani Etadhadi
  • Rory Davis
Front cloth artwork by
  • Richard Barrelle
Printed cloths by
Scenic fabrics by
Tree back packs made by
  • Ali Allen
Ghost bodies carved by
  • Scott Thompson
Scenic kimonos made by
  • Selina Nightingale
Fans supplied by
  • Housendo
  • Ohnishi Tsune Shoten
Bamboo by
Specialist LED effects created by
Lighting Programmer
  • Abbi Fearnley
Production Electrician
  • Gary Longfield
Sound Engineer
  • Kevin Heap
Rigging equipment by

Header image by Justin Slee, featuring dancers Ayami Miyata and Kevin Poeung with choreographer Kenneth Tindall.