“As a graduate I received not only top class training but a plethora of qualifications and opportunites, including teaching examinations, TV appearances and performance experience in their own in-house theatre. My three years at Northern Ballet School provided everything I needed and more, and made it possible for me to pursue my career in this amazing industry!”
Community performances and collaborations
Other equally valuable student performance opportunities and experiences include workshops for children and for groups with disabilities in schools and other venues. The aim is to promote dance not only as a theatrical art form but also as a possible career for those who might not have considered that option.
A good example of the school's recent community collaboration is our work with Manchester's Company Fierce. This exciting group provides multi-media and dance theatre performance in Greater Manchester and beyond, delivering an inspired mix of dance productions, community projects and educational work.
Another high profile example of our outreach work was a collaboration with the Hallé Orchestra on 'Around the World with the Hallé' – part of its education programme. For this, NBS students choreographed and taught dance works in a number of schools.
NBS has also been involved with many other organisations including the BBC and Granada Television.