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Northern Ballet receives substantial cut in Arts Council England funding

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As financial cuts to arts organisations across the country are announced, Leeds-based Northern Ballet has been told it will receive around 25% less (£800k)* in 2012/13 from Arts Council England (ACE) than it took to successfully run the Company in 2010/11. 

This is a significant reduction of income and disappointing news for the Company, which recently took up residence in a new, purpose-built home on Quarry Hill, Leeds, in what is now described as the city's cultural hub.

Vital final preparations

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Easter Course 4 - 8 April 2011 (11-16 year olds)

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Easter Course 2011

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Phoenix Dance Education - Youth Dance Showcase at Quarry Hill

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Phoenix Dance Education

The Marriage of Figaro – Studio Theatre

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The crinolines have been bustling across the lacquered floor of Northern Ballet’s atrium. Sumptuous dress and contralto have quivered through the air and, for a short time at least, the vestiges of the Viennese court have run amongst the lithe shapes of the Company dancers and the flurries of children in tutus. Sitting to next to parents with panini’s and dotted amongst employees power-lunching the casual observer might spot Dr.

Wheelchair Dance project in Leeds

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The Learning department is running a Wheelchair Dance project in Leeds, and Dance Education Office Caroline Burn tells us how the first session went.

Images of Cleopatra

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Martha Leebolt as Cleopatra. Photo Bill Cooper.
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Cleopatra, the music

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This article was originally published in February 2011.

Claude-Michel Schönberg

It takes no great leap of the imagination to visualise a woman undulating to music on a stage when the character embodied is Cleopatra.

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