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There were a few tears as Butterfly danced her final dance and the sound of over 500 young people clapping and cheering for the company brought a tear to my eye. I think it’s safe to say that for those whose first visit to the theatre it was will most definitely be returning!

Friday was a day of recovery for the Learning team as the START project came to an end for another year.

Photo Brian Slater.

On Thursday we had 550 young people (plus their teachers) watching the performance of Madame Butterfly at Leeds Grand Theatre and the atmosphere in the theatre was electric.

Today (a March 2012) is World Book Day and we all love a good book here at Northern Ballet towers...

A year ago The Grauniad published an infographic of 117 Books Everyone Should Read – bringing together the UK’s most borrowed library books, Desert Island Discs book choices, Pulitzer Prize winners and more.

We passed this infographic around the Northern Ballet ofices and asked people to tell us which they had read and here are the results...

As the lead artist on the Easter Course I’m getting really excited as we will be working in partnership with International Puppet Artist and Physical Theatre Performer, Rebekha Caputo.

Photo Brian Slater.

There's never a dull moment at Northern Ballet! I spent the half term preparing for a busy couple of months ahead which includes the Easter Course at Quarry Hill in April and In Motion – a dance project for young wheelchair users. If you want to know more about the courses and projects at Northern Ballet, keep an eye on the website and you can follow my Easter Course Blog where you’ll find more information about the course including exciting news about what we’ll be doing during the week.

I'm currently travelling back from Leeds to London after a week of very successful and enjoyable performances of Perpetual Motion. This has been a new endeavour for Northern Ballet as, for the first time, the mixed bill was interspersed with musical interludes... as performed by me!

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