Northern Ballet dancers Hannah Bateman and Jessica Morgan on stage at Bradford Alhambra Theatre stretching and warming up before Company Class. Photos Lisa Stonehouse, 2008.

Leading Soloist Hannah Bateman answers a question about her diet and weight restrictions.

Put simply as a ballerina Hannah’s on a high-calorie, well-balanced diet. In rehearsals, training and performing she needs a lot of energy and the Company needs all the dancers to be at their best, something they wouldn’t be if they weren’t eating properly.

(Source: northernballet.com)