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Posted by Phill Garnett on Fri 19 Sep 2014.

September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and we're celebrating by sharing Captain Hook and his swarthy crew's...

Posted by Phill Garnett on Thu 18 Sep 2014.

In 1983 we produced a new version of Alice in Wonderland with choreographer Rosemary Helliwell, music by Joseph Horovitz and...

Posted by Phill Garnett on Mon 15 Sep 2014.

Time to take a deep breath after a fantstic run of Dracula at West Yorkshire Playhouse last week and the first public...

Posted by Phill Garnett on Tue 9 Sep 2014.

Last week ended with such riotous applause during the opening three performances of Dracula, luckily it continues it's run...

Photo Jonathan Taylor
Posted by Phill Garnett on Mon 1 Sep 2014.

The dancers have been back since the end of July, but today there is something of the first day of term in the air. Dracula...

Posted by Phill Garnett on Thu 28 Aug 2014.

In 1985 Robert de Warren (choreographer and Artistic Director) created a new ballet based on Shakespeare's Othello. In this pic...

Posted by Phill Garnett on Thu 21 Aug 2014.

In 1992 Dennis Wayne choreographed a new Swan Lake using Tchaikovsky's score. The production was incredibly popular – it sold...

Posted by Phill Garnett on Thu 14 Aug 2014.

This week we've found an image from 1988 by Ian Woollams of The Amazing Adventures of Don Quixote. It features two of Northern...

Posted by Phill Garnett on Thu 7 Aug 2014.

In 1984 Northern Ballet Theatre (as we were known then) under the artistic direction of Robert de Warren restaged a classic...

Posted by Phill Garnett on Thu 31 Jul 2014.

From the archive... A photo from Laverne Meyer's second full-length production Aladdin. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"...

Posted by Phill Garnett on Wed 23 Apr 2014.

It's 450 years since the birth of William Shakespeare, and his works are far from being dead as a doornail (Henry VI Part II)....

Posted by Phill Garnett on Thu 27 Feb 2014.

Northern Ballet's founder (originally Northern Dance Theatre) and first Artistic Director, Laverne Meyer, in Company class at...

Posted by Phill Garnett on Thu 20 Feb 2014.

For our Open House last Saturday (15 Feb 2014) brave souls went into our archive to see what treasures lie within - and some...

Posted by Phill Garnett on Wed 1 Aug 2012.

Judith Mackrell has posted an article today on the Guardian Culture website about the importance of social media to dance...