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Órla Baxendale


Órla Baxendale (1998 - 2024) was born and raised in Manchester, UK, where she started Irish dance at a very early age. She later developed a love for other dance styles and started training at Northern Ballet Academy, Leeds UK, and Elmhurst Ballet School, Birmingham, UK. In 2018 she moved to New York to train as a scholarship student at The Ailey School where she worked with various choreographers including Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘A’ choreographed by Brice Mousset for The Ailey School January Explosion concert.  Órla performed in New York Fashion week and was a cast member of English With An Accent, a dance-theater production which was performed at New York's Lincoln Center. She was part of an entertainment group and worked on multiple freelance projects throughout the New York area.