Premier dancer Javier Torres joined Northern Ballet this season straight from the prestigious Ballet Nacional de Cuba. He left there after 10 years and has embarked on a season with Northern Ballet which we are all truly excited about, and as you'll see in the following photo blog, I'm sure the crowds will flock from all over the UK to see him. Javier's premiere performance with us was in the very difficult role of Anthony in Swan Lake at the Bradford Alhambra. His fellow artists in the leading roles were, Julie Charlet as Odette, Martha Leebolt as Odilia and John Hull as Simon.
This photo-blog is shot from the wings, a dancer's perspective, so you can see how we saw the magic unfold. Enjoy.
Swan Lake Act One
Swan Lake Act 2
Swan Lake Act Three
Thank you very much for viewing my blog and I really hope you enjoyed my portrayal of Javier Torres' premiere. Watch out for my next blog 'The revival of Swan Lake' which will include various performances from the three weeks of shows and a technical rehearsal from the new Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, which Northern Ballet very proudly opened this month.
All photos © Martin Bell.