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Hi everyone, it's the Ballet Geek again and in this blog I want to tell you why I love Cleopatra.

As you would expect, I did go to see Cleopatra when it first toured during 2011 but this year's revival is no less exciting regardless of whether you've seen it before or not. It's intense, sexy, glamorous, romantic and emotional, all in one go.

With only a few weeks left until we head into April, it’s time to start thinking about the Easter holidays and activities that will keep your children entertained and active after eating all those chocolate Easter eggs!

Hello. My name is Lauren and I am a ballet-aholic.

To be honest, the whole thing snuck up on me. I never expected that in December 2009, when I innocently decided to take my Mum and Sister to see Northern Ballet's Peter Pan as an alternative to panto, it would light a spark within me that now even all the water in the English Channel would struggle to extinguish.

Here at Northern Ballet we are always striving to bring exciting stories to life through dance.

This week, we celebrated World Book Day and wanted to ask you what has been your favourite story Northern Ballet has transformed into a ballet and why?

From William Shakespeare to Charles Dickens, Northern Ballet has created productions inspired by stories from some of the world’s most-loved authors.

What happens to our beautiful sets when they are not on tour I hear you ask, well Northern Ballet have a dedicated workshop and storage building known as Bramley, in West Leeds, where all our sets live. Andy Waddington, our Techincal Director, kindly let me sneak my camera in to have a look at our Cinderella set up close.

Parts of the Cinderella set

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