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Group bookers delighted at Beauty & the Beast launch event

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On 20 October group bookers from Leeds, Sheffield and Hull were invited to a very special evening at Northern Ballet. The atrium of our new home was buzzing as over 130 guests gathered – champagne flowed as anticipation rose.

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Northern Ballet launches Sponsor a Dancer in style

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Our Sponsor a Dancer campaign was launched in style last night (Wednesday 19 October) at a fabulous evening at Mint hotel in Leeds.

Guests watching the performance at Mint Hotel. Photo Lisa Stonehouse.

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BUZZ - Fashion Bites Back

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Yet what an aura surrounds you;
Your evil little aura, prowling, and casting a numbness on my mind.

That is your trick, your bit of filthy magic:
Invisibility, and the anæsthetic power
To deaden my attention in your direction.

But I know your game now, streaky sorcerer.

From DH Lawrence, The Mosquito

A Prince of England meets the Queen of the Nile

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Earlier this year Northern Ballet's Royal Patron, Prince Edward, or to give him his full title, HRH The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO, attended a performance of Cleopatra with his wife The Countess of Wessex at Sadler's Wells.

Our Cleopatra cast. Photo Ryan Hopkinson.

Zumba Fever

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We have all caught the Zumba bug here at Northern Ballet, if you haven’t tried this fun filled work out with catchy tunes and a Latin twist, come and join us, it’s not to be missed!

This is the latest and one of the most popular dance craze’s of the moment with the newest celebrity recruit said to be football star Wayne Rooney who is supposed to be enjoying his Zumba classes up to three times a week!

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The Dance Science Project

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Over the past 3 years Northern Ballet Academy has been taking part in a Dance Science Research Project which has been looking at the development of dance talent in young people.

Along with the other seven Centres for Advanced Training in Dance across the country our professional division students were monitored and interviewed over a three year period.

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Hamlet Cast Sheets - West Yorkshire Playhouse

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Here are the provisional cast sheets for Hamlet at the West Yorkshire Playhouse running until Saturday, 17 September. (Updated.)

Please note all casts are subject to change without notice.

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New Class for Northern Ballet

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Northern Ballet Academy are starting a number of new classes for adults in September. We will be continuing to run our ever popular adult ballet classes for all levels but will also be introducing Pilates and a brand new concept ‘Ballet Fusion’.

Ballet Fusion will be a fitness class based around ballet technique and basic principles of proper posture and core stability whilst getting your heart pumping. It has been designed to improve the students flexibility and over all fitness in a friendly atmosphere.

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Hamlet - what the audience says

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Hamlet opened on Friday 9 September at West Yorkshire Playhouse and here are a few of the mentions & comments we've received so far from Twitter & Facebook...

Update 22 September

@northernballet I saw your production of Hamlet last week, you have changed my perception of ballet forever. AMAZING!

Charlotte Payne, @CharliPayne

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Welcome back to Northern Ballet Academy

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Welcome back to Northern Ballet Academy – round-up of what’s coming and up and the summer months.

We hope you are all well rested and had a good summer.  A warm welcome back to the Academy.  We have lots of exciting and challenging things in the pipeline for this year. 

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