Applications for the Spring Pop Up Intensive 2023 have now closed.
Spring Pop Up Intensive — 16 April 2023
For students aged 11 - 15 years.
This pop-up intensive is the perfect opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the Ichino ballet technique and exclusive Northern Ballet Company repertoire, taught by former Northern Ballet dancers.
The Spring pop-up is suitable for dancers aged between 11 and 15 with at least 2 years of ballet experience who regularly attend ballet classes.
Ages 11 - 12 years
10.15am - 2pm
£35 per dancer
Ages 13 - 15 years
10AM - 2pm
£35 per dancer
Students require a minimum of two years dance experience attending regular ballet classes.
The pop-up will consist of a warm up, technique class and repertoire class with former Northern Ballet company dancers Pippa Moore MBE and Jane Tucker. Guardians will be invited to attend an informal demonstration at the end of the Pop Up for students to share their work.
"Thank you to all at Northern Ballet for the opportunity to learn some of the company repertoire during the inspirational Spring Pop Up.”Spring Pop-up Student 2021
Pippa Moore MBE
Pippa trained at the Hammond School of Dance, Chester and the Royal Ballet School. Originally from Liverpool, she has danced with Scottish Ballet, Wiener Ballet Theatre and The Royal Ballet before joining Northern Ballet.
Pippa joined Northern Ballet in 1996. Pippa has performed in many principle roles for the company, some of her favourites include Wendy (Peter Pan), Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), Clara (The Nutcracker) Juliet (Romeo & Juliet), and the Stepmother (Cinderella).
After retiring from Northern Ballet after 23 years dancing, Pippa now works as a Classical Ballet Teacher at the Academy of Northern Ballet and as Artistic & Learning Assistant.
Born in West Yorkshire, Jane undertook her early training with the Northern Dance Centre and completed it at Central School of Ballet and Northern Ballet School, where she performed and toured with Manchester City Ballet.
Jane began her professional career with Hong Kong Ballet in 1994, touring extensively through Asia, North America and Canada. She returned to her roots joining Northern Ballet Theatre in 1999 and enjoyed three years touring around the UK and China. Throughout her dancing career, Jane has performed in most of the classics and premiered in many new works: The Last Emperor, A Streetcar Named Desire and Madam Butterfly to name a few.
Jane gained Distinction for the Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma at the RAD, London in 2002 and has accumulated extensive teaching experience to date. Since graduating from the RAD Jane has toured Australia undertaking workshops and classes in companies and vocational colleges including the Western Academy for Performing Arts. Within the UK Jane has taught for various schools - Northern Ballet School, Elmhurst, NSCD, SLP College and Theatreworks. She helped produce Sleeping Beauty for the Liverpool Proscenium Youth Ballet Company and provided classical training for contemporary companies Darkin Ensemble and Diversity Dance. She has also coached boys for the West End production of Billy Elliot.
Photos Riku Ito and Lisa Stonehouse.