The Academy

Patron & Guest Teachers

Guests & Patron

Learn & Train with the best in the industry

Our Ballet Directors make every effort to ensure our students make contacts within the industry and get direct tuition from as many facets of Ballet as possible. Students are treated to termly guest teachers and choreographers during their studies.

Teacher guiding a student
Patron & Guest Teacher / Choreographer

Kenneth Tindall

Kenneth trained at Central School of Ballet and previously danced with The Israel Ballet and K Ballet. He joined Northern Ballet in 2003 where he was a Premier Dancer before retiring in 2015.


Kenneth was nominated for Emerging Artist at the 2015 National Dance Awards, Best Young Choreographer at the 2014 inaugural Taglioni European Ballet Awards and was selected to participate in the 2014/15 Dance UK Future Arts Cultural Leaders Mentoring Programme. He has also been voted amongst the 100 most influential people working in the Yorkshire cultural sector and is a Steering Group and Artistic Advisory Member for Leeds’ 2023 European Capital of Culture Bid.

Friends of the Academy

Regular Guests from a Variety of Roles within the Ballet Industry

From principal dancers through to emerging juniors, choreographers through to art directors, the students are exposed to experience and advice to progress into a variety of careers within dance. Whether direct in the studio, or online via our large teaching screen, we find ways to connect with professionals all over the globe.

Gillian Hurst

DDE Tutor and Guest Teacher

Charlotte Tonkinson

Artist of The Royal Ballet

Joshua Barwick

Freelance Dance Artist

Joshua Webb

Artist of San Diego Ballet (Former Moorland Student)

Bethany Kinsley-Garner

Principal of Scottish Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov

Principal of The Royal Ballet

Gavin McCaig

Junior Soloist of Northern Ballet

Hannah Bateman

ex-Principal Soloist with Northern Ballet


Dream • Dance • Develop

We are eagerly anticipating your arrival at Moorland International Ballet Academy, where we are excited to share our profound passion for ballet and education with you.


Admission to our Vocational Classical Ballet Study Programme is determined through a meticulous audition process, with placements contingent on individual talent and potential. We acknowledge that each student embarks on a unique journey and faces distinctive circumstances. Consequently, we welcome audition applications throughout the year, making it convenient for you to submit your application using our online form.


Our flexible approach enables us to extend audition invitations at times that best suit your needs and schedule, ensuring a personalized experience.

Artistic Director • Lynsey Kidd