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NYB has a thriving Alumni section, and many stars of our past come back to help with future productions in numerous ways. We are very proud of the achievements reached by so many of our performers – see the list below to check where some of our Alumni are now!

NYB would also like to hear from those of you who have chosen to go into associated arts, drama, music, film, design, teaching, technical and other professions. We are keen to demonstrate how NYB was an overall experience teaching life skills and fitness for life.

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Alumni News

New Adventures

Jamie McDonald (2004) is now performing with Matthew Bourne's New…

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BBC Young Dancer of The Year

BBC Young Dancer of The Year will be announcing their finalists soon . Following their success in BBC Young Dancer 2015, NYB Alumni Archie…

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Drew McOnie wins Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer…

NYB was delighted to hear of alumnus and choreographer for NYB, Drew McOnie's success at the Olivier Awards 2016, held at the Royal Opera House. Drew…

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Critically acclaimed ballet ‘1984’ to be screened on BBC FOUR…

Created by NYB Alumnus Jonathan Watkins for Northern Ballet, this adaptation of George Orwell's masterpiece was first performed in September 2015 and…

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Life After Downton Abbey: Jessica Brown-Findlay

Jessica talks to Chloe Brown of the Evening Standard to discuss her recent run at the Almeida Theatre and life after Downton Abbey. READ THE FULL…

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Downton star Jessica Brown Findlay moves to the London stage

After dancing with NYB for many years, Jessica Brown Findlay moved into theatre after leaving a ballet career at 19 due to injury. Jessica has since…

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ENB announce Emerging Dancer 2015 Finalists!

English National Ballet's Emerging Dancer competition is now in its 6th year, and this year's final will be held at London's Southbank Centre (Queen…

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Catching up with NYB Alumni…

After catching no less than 7 NYB Alumni in New Adventures' Edward Scissorhands before Christmas, we've been busy spotting many more in productions…

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NYB Alumni cast in major new UK tour of Edward Scissorhands

Congratulations to NYB alumni Will Bozier, Tim Hodges, Katy Lowenhoff, Bethany Pike, Katie Webb, Jack Jones and Gareth Johnson who have all been cast…

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Jack Allen rejoins CATS for its UK Tour!

We are excited to announce that NYB Alumnus Jack Allen is back to join Andrew Lloyd-Webber's smash-hit musical CATS on its UK Tour, kicking off in…

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Alumni –  Where are they now?

NYB alumni make up 10% of some of the major ballet companies.  This is the current list of alumni:

The Royal Ballet    Kristen McNally Soloist    Emma Maguire Soloist   Sian Murphy First Artist   Michael Stojko First Artist       
Téo Dubreuil Artist  Jonathan Watkins (-2013)  Francesca Filipi (-2011)

Birmingham Royal Ballet  Tyrone Singleton Principal   Jonathan Payn First Soloist    Laura Purkiss Soloist
Jonathan Caguioa Soloist   Ruth Brill First Artist  Max Maslen Artist

English National Ballet  James Streeter  Soloist  Max Westwell  Soloist   Anjuli Hudson First Artist      Tamarin Stott First Artist    Naomi Bottomer Artist

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures   Katie Webb   Katy Lowenhoff   Tim Hodges  Will Bozier  Bethany Pike   

Northern Ballet   Antoinette Brooks-Daw  First Soloist    Olivia Holland   Paris Fitzpatrick   Archie Sullivan   Ginnie Ray (-2010)

Scottish Ballet  Jamiel Laurence Artist   Pascal Johnson  Artist   Matthew Broadbent Artist

New York City Ballet  Joshua Thew

Rambert Adam Blyde   (-2014)

Joffrey Ballet Chicago  Jack Thorpe-Baker (-2014)

The New English Ballet Theatre    Andrew McNicol Choreographer

Oklahoma City Ballet   Joe Seaton

Stuttgart Ballet  Robbie Bird Choreographer

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre  Hannah Carter

National Dance Company of Spain  Toby Mallitt

Royal Danish Ballet  Gregory Dean Principal

BalletBoyz   Edward Pearce  Adam Kirkham

Ballet Met Ohio  David Ward (Webb)

Royal Ballet Flanders, Belgium  Nancy Osbaldeson (& winner of ENB Emerging Dancer 2013)

‘Tristan y Yseult’ – Kneehigh Theatre Company   Hannah Vassallo

The House of Dancing Water, Macau  Sam Chung

Top Hat (touring) Paul Farrell

Monty Python Live  Richard Roe  Assistant Choreographer

‘The Producers’, Mel Brooks   Jay Webb

The McOnie Company   Drew McOnie  Director

Ballet Theatre UK  David Brewer   Jessica Hill   Charlotte Goffin

Cape Town City Ballet   Jesse Milligan Soloist

Polish National Ballet  Roseanna Leney

National Ballet of Ireland   James Loffler   Kesi Olley-Dorey

‘London Road’ (2015), Rufus Norris   Cydney Uffindell-Phillips  Associate Choreographer

Cats – Germany  Jack Allen  Principal (-2013)

Chicago 2014 Ben Dixon

Phantom of the Opera  Anna Shircliff

Singing in the Rain 2013  Jennifer Ellison    

‘As You Like It’, Shakespeare’s Globe   Daniel Crossley  Touchstone

‘Titanic’ the Musical, Princess of Wales Theatre – Toronto   Jack Wilcox  Charles Lightoller

Wicked  Tom Muggeridge

The Snowman – tour 2013 Edward Stevens Lead 

Sarasota Ballet, USA  Alex Harrison  Soloist

‘Oresteia’, Almeida Theatre London Jessica Brown-Findlay (formally Downton Abbey, BBC)

The X-Factor Tour  2015  Charlie Bruce (& winner of So You Think You Can Dance 2010)

Opening Ceremony Olympics 2012  Maryanne Phillips

Closing Ceremony Olympics 2012  Helen Dixon (& Hairspray Tour – Resident Choreographer)

Alumni in the NYB Team:
Jo Meredith  Head of Outreach
David Rees  Teacher & Choreographer   
Judith Gemmill Teacher & Choreographer    
Carrie Johnson Teacher & Workshop Practitioner
Arielle Smith  Choreographer  
Kate Matthews  Web & Social Media Manager
Caitlin O’Farrell  Summer School Admin Assistant  
Amelia O’Hara  Summer School Admin Assistant  
Natasha Chung   Wardrobe & Costume Assistant