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We know that you love all things pointe, but there are some fascinating facts that you may not know and over the next few weeks I will be revealing interesting pointe trivia and debunking some myths. 

To get started, here is the first pointe fact you may not know

An interesting fact about the beginning of pointe

Many people know our dancers but there are lots of people in our head quarters who are important to life at Northern Ballet and Karen Dixon, one of our Receptionists, is one of them. I had a quick chat with Karen to find out what life is like in our busy reception.

When did you join Northern Ballet?

I started at Northern Ballet in June of 2006.

It is now 2014 and we are excitedly preparing for the Spring tour but before then I had a look at the top posts from 2013. Here is an inforgraphic to reveal all

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We are so excited for the World Première of Cinderella next week, we have decided to give you an exclusive glimpse of a couple of the costumes designed by our Artistic Director, David Nixon OBE.

Here are the Cinderella and Stepsisters picnic costumes and a male and female Winter ball costume. 

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Not only are our dancers dedicated performers but many of our company have hidden talents and Olivia Holland is one of them. Last week I discovered that not only is she a talented ballet artist but also a talented photographer and painter. So I caught up with Olivia to get the full scoop. 

Ghostly greetings from Northern Ballet!  On this chilly Halloween we are enjoying everything spooky with our ghoulish production of A Christmas Carol currently touring the UK. In one magical night the three ghosts and Old Jacob Marley take miserable Ebenezer Scrooge on a spiritual journey but it is not just our production that has ghostly apparitions, some of our venues have reported strange encounters.

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