Niall McMahon

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Niall McMahon

Niall is a former professional dancer with Scottish Ballet and artistic director of New
English Contemporary Ballet. A highly-respected ballet master having worked with
companies including Scottish, Northern Ballet, Phoenix Dance and Phantom of the Opera.

A specialist ballet coach, he has coached and developed dancers with the Royal Ballet,
Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet, New
Adventures, Akram Khan Company, National Dance Company Wales, Ballet Cymru,
Phoenix Dance, also many West End shows and International Cabaret.

As both pre-vocational and vocational ballet coach, he extensively prepares and coaches
dancers for every major national dance school, academy and college across the UK. For
international competition he has coached dancers for the Prix de Lausanne finals, multiple
medalists of the Adeline Genée Awards and winners of Young British Dancer of the Year.
Having previously adjucated the All England Dance finals, London, he is a judge for the
Dance Wold Cup for various regional qualifiers and World Finals .

He has taught at most of the leading vocational schools in the UK including the Royal
Ballet School, Elmhurst Ballet School, Hammond, Dance School of Scotland, Northern
School of Contemporary Dance, LIPA, the list is extensive.

He has worked extensively with the Royal Academy of Dance, ISTD and BBO Dance,
having also served for many years as a board member of the latter. In the capacity of
Vocational Panel Assessor for the Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre (CDMT)
he has accredited full-time courses in Dance and Musical Theatre at ArtsEd London,
Urdang Academy and Laine Theatre Arts.

Having enjoyed a highly successful performance and directorship career spanning some 4
decades, he maintains his strong professional links across the global dance industry,
continually working to develop training and performance opportunities for young aspiring
dancers through his work with Dance World Cup.