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Academy of Northern Ballet student Grace Whitaker, reviews our 45th Anniversary Sapphire Gala...
On the 14 of March, students from the Centre for Advanced Training programme levels 3-6 watched Northern Ballet’s 45th anniversary Sapphire Gala at Leeds Grand Theatre. The dress code was black tie so, as expected, we wore our finest dresses and suits for the occasion. Once we had found our seats and taken countless selfies, the performance was ready to start.
Watch on CBeebies on 6 April at 11am and 5pm!
1. F. Scott Fitzgerald considered many different titles for The Great Gatsby including the not-so-catchy Among Ash-Heaps and Millionaires, Trimalchio and my personal favourite: Gold-Hatted Gatsby.
1. Now considered a classic, Emily Brontë had to pay the substantial sum of 50 pounds to have Wuthering Heights published following constant rejection from publishers. The book didn’t receive any acclaim in her lifetime and she died believing it to be a failure.
We still have places available on our Easter Course 2015, which this year will be inspired by Northern Ballet’s production of Elves & the Shoemaker.
Christopher Gable CBE was born 13 March 1940 and in his career danced with the Sadler's Wells Opera Ballet, Covent Garden Opera Ballet, was a Principal Dancer at The Royal Ballet where he created many roles and in 1982 he founded the Central School of Ballet.
As we get ready to celebrate our 45th Anniversary at our Sapphire Gala tomorrow night, here are the top 6 things you need to know about this special performance.