Hana Goseling - Northern School of Contemporary Dance


Lecturer in Technique & Performance Practice (Ballet)

BA Dance, Specialisation Classical Ballet (Dance Department, Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, The Netherlands)
MA Dance Teacher Training/Pedagogy (with Distinction), Specialisation Classical Ballet (Palucca University of Dance, Dresden, Germany)

Role and responsibilities:

  • Ballet technique
  • Rehearsal direction
  • Performance Practice
  • Year Group Liaison / Personal tutoring
  • Extra-Curricular activities
  • Staff Governor


“I try to combine the discipline and hard work that are needed with a smile in each of my classes, aiming to inspire my students to give their all, find their boundaries and go beyond to push themselves on a daily basis. When students show pieces of themselves within the technique classes it is not only a sign of professional collaboration and trust – both which are essential elements in education but the ability to take ownership and add a layer of individuality to their technique as well. I aim for the students to establish strong ballet fundamentals which they can rely on, as well as relate the work back to their daily contemporary practice; allowing playfulness and exploration by paying attention to elements such as volume of movement and musicality.

Seeing my students understand the importance of the classes and develop technically, artistically and mentally as artists and human beings, because of consistent and genuine commitment and curiosity, is what makes me love my profession.

Career History

Hana started her studies at The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague (The Netherlands) at the age of 10, receiving a Bachelor Degree. During this period she won a scholarship as one of the most promising Dutch dance students. At The Royal Conservatoire Hana worked with many inspiring people and organisations, including dancers/choreographers of Nederlands Dans Theater and the Balanchine Trust.

Hana was professionally engaged as a dancer with the Dutch National Ballet (Amsterdam) and Ballet Junior de Genève (Switzerland).
Hana studied for her Master’s Degree in Dance Teacher Training at the Palucca University for Dance, Dresden (Germany). During her studies Hana was part of the team behind the new production of Nutcracker (A. Watkin, J. Beechey); a collaboration between the school and the Semperoper Ballet. Hana graduated with Distinction and obtained a scholarship for outstanding achievements in her teacher training.

Before joining the teaching staff at NSCD, Hana taught full-time at The Hammond School (Chester), and during her teaching career she had the opportunity to visit and teach at institutions such as Janáček Conservatoire (Ostrava, Czech Republic), Duncan Centre Conservatoire (Prague, Czech Republic) and Ginasiano Escola de Dança (Porto, Portugal).

Professional Activity and Research Interests

Subjects that relate to the profession; Pedagogy, the evolution of ballet technique, dance analysis, psychology, student support, languages

  • Board member; Accreditation of Codarts (University of the Arts, Dance Department), Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Stage manager; Productions at The Hammond School Theatre (Chester, United Kingdom) and Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, United Kingdom)

Choreographic Artefacts

Goseling, H. (2013), Solo (Bizet), April 2013, World Autism Conference, San Sebastian, Spain, Kursaal Convention Centre

Goseling, H. (2013), Entrée (after original), July 2013, The Hammond School Theatre, Chester, United Kingdom

Goseling, H. (2014), Entrée (after original), July 2014, The Hammond School Theatre, Chester, United Kingdom

Goseling, H. (2014), Orchestriana (in collaboration), July 2014, The Hammond School Theatre, Chester, United Kingdom