Moorland Ballet Academy News

Josh’s Inspirational Experience!

[vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_column_text]Moorland Ballet Student, Josh, recently carried out a short term apprenticeship with McNicol Ballet Collective in Hull. Josh has written an account of his fanstastic experience:

Following my participation in the McNicol Ballet Collective’s Unbound Dance Day in Hull earlier this year I was offered a short term apprentice contract where I have been a member of the McNicol Ballet Collective for the past couple of weeks. In this time, we have been lucky enough to dance at the Rambert Company Studios in London and then most recently on residency at the Dance East Studios in Ipswich. 

Andrew McNicol’s collective has been creating a new ballet, where we have been exploring ideas that correlate to the music and Andrew’s ideas. Those ideas are being turned into balletic and Neo-classical material, which is developed into solo, group and pas de deux phrases to be filmed in preparation to stage the ballet.

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”1755,1753,1769″ img_size=”medium” column_number=”2″ grayscale=”no” images_space=”gallery_without_space”][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_column_text]I have had an amazing time dancing with the company. They are all such incredible dancers from across the globe and I felt very honoured to have been given this opportunity to dance with them all. They were all welcoming and have really helped me throughout my time with the company by giving me tips on my technique and helping me progress as an artist. 

This opportunity has given me confidence that the hard work I have put into my training is starting to pay off. I know as a dancer I still have a long way to go but this job has given me a boost in the industry which will hopefully lead to further auditions and opportunities across the world.


Congratulations to @moorlandballetacademy student @hannahlshutt, overall winner of the Cecchetti Classical Ballet Awards. All students performed beautifully and @maddisonthew was awarded promising dancer alongside @matteorollini special commendation. It has been a wonderful day further developing artistry and performance and we so look forward to watching all Moorland Ballet students take to the stage again next week!👏👏👏

Dream | Dance | Develop

📸: @rimbaudpatronphotography
Throwback to a talented group of Moorland Ballet students utilising our beautiful school grounds.😊
We’ve had a lovely day welcoming prospective students into audition for the Academy today. A big thank you to our wonderful ambassadors that kindly spoke to visitors about their experience of the school. It’s not too late for aspiring talented dancers to audition. To start your journey, email: today.😊

Dream | Dance | Develop
With another exciting week ahead at Moorland Ballet, we look forward to welcoming prospective students to audition and wish all current students the very best for upcoming ballet examinations.🩰

Dream | Dance | Develop
As we begin another exciting week at Moorland Ballet Academy. We would like to wish all students taking their @istddance Cecchetti Ballet exams, all the very best!🍀🍀🍀

Dream | Dance | Develop
😀Happy World Ballet Day!🩰

🌈Dream | Dance | Develop🌈