James Southward, from Middlesbrough, graduated from the northern school of contemporary dance with first class honours and was also awarded the Carol Woolridge prize which is given to one student each year for outstanding performance. Since graduating he has been working internationally as a freelance performer, most recently performing with Scottish dance theatre on “Miann” by Fleur Darkin.

Boy: Boy is still in the early stages and still has the opportunity to go anywhere. I want to use this platform to acknowledge something which was, thank it and then bid it farewell.

“I suppose it is like the ticking crocodile, isn’t it? time is chasing after all of us” J.M. Barrie: Peter Pan