Cupcakes & conversation with Hannah Bateman, First Soloist, Northern Ballet Theatre
I like to think that all of my interviewees have given a little piece of their soul, to show themselves in the way that they would like others to see them. These interviews are all about revealing something of the person behind the dancer, and it's up to each of my interviewees how much they want to reveal.
I am sure that as you read this interview you will agree that Hannah has been extraordinarily frank about what it takes to be a professional dancer, and for this I applaud her. I hope you will too. I love that she has lived dangerously with it and I hope very much that Hannah will reap the rewards.
One more thing before you meet Hannah; the photograph at the end is, well, a piece of dramatic theatre. You have been warned !