Ballerina aims to inspire kids to dance

Charlotte Ingleson posing in a ballet move.
Charlotte Ingleson posing in a ballet move.

A successful ballerina has returned home after touring Europe for 15 years, with the hopes to inspire young ballet dancers.

Charlotte Ingleson, 33, a former student at the Dorothy Stevens Dance and Theatre School, moved back a month ago and has set up the dance school Ballet North UK, to provide a chance for dancer in the North of England.

“For me, everything was always down in London and my poor parents had to travel all the time.

“There are a lot of people that teach dance that have not led the life of a ballerina and I want people to know what that is like.”

Charlotte has just returned from Estonia, after dancing with Rahvusooper Estonia but spent time dancing in Norway, Portugal and England.

“Travelling was wonderful and undescribable. That feeling when you stand on stage and you give your life for every performance.

“To be able to put on a piece of music and feel the music run through inside of you is such a magical feeling.”

While overseas, Charlotte gave birth to her five-year-old daughter Aurelia in Portugal.

For more information on the dance school, visit or email Charlotte on