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Academy Classes running as normal

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We're happy to say that Academy classes are back to normal running times.

Please watch this site, Facebook & Twitter for updates on classes through the week.

Beauty & the Beast Reviews

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[UPDATED 9 November 2012] As reviews for Beauty & the Beast come in we'll add snippets here as well as show what people are saying on public forums like Twitter and Facebook.

The first review of Beauty & the Beast came from Laura Thompson of the Telegraph. She says, "It is really rather wonderful." And has given it four stars.

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Launch in Leeds - How to have a long career in dance

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SOLD OUT!

Friday 9 November, 9.30am - 6pm

At Northern Ballet & Yorkshire Dance

Dance UK's Launch in Leeds 2012 is a professional development and networking day for dance students and recent graduates and aims to help you find out how to make a living and have a long career in dance.

Proud company - Dancer wins Canadian Indspire Award

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Last week it was announced that our very own Graham Kotowich has been awarded the Indspire Métis Youth Award for his work in dance & career achievement and as an outstanding indigenous Canadian role model.

The Indspire Awards, formerly know as the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, are to celebrate the significant contributions of Indigenous people in Canada. 

Egg-citing Announcement!

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From today the Northern Ballet Café Bar will be under the new management of Egg Catering.

Helloween on the Humber challenge... Accepted!

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One of our Academy pianists, Lee Shiel, will be taking part in the Helloween on the Humber reloaded challenge on Saturday 27th October in support of Northern Ballet’s Sponsor a Dancer campaign.

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Royal Opera House Gala Event

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On Sunday 21st October Angela Rippon will be chairing a Gala Event, "Celebration - In a Class of their Own" in the Linbury Theatre of the Royal Opera House.

The celebration is in aid of the Dance Teachers' Benevolent Fund with a donation also being made to the Wayne Sleep Foundation for Young Performers.

The £200 tickets include a champagne reception with canapés before the performance and during the interval.

Autumn 2012 season dancers

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This summer we welcomed 10 new dancers to the Company and saw a host of promotions.

Below are the headshots of all our dancers this season (all taken by Simon Lawson except Hironao Takahashi's taken by Justin Slee) with links to their biographies.

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Ballet inspired Olympic success

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We would like to congratulate our fellow Yorkshire men and women on their fantastic success so far at the Olympics! Yorkshire really is the place to be for sport and culture!

We were thrilled to see Team GB Hammer Thrower Sophie Hitchon, who’s reached the Olympic final, trained as a ballet dancer and credits dancing as her secret weapon!

Mini Movers & Moving Minis

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For the past year I have looked forward to Thursday mornings. On a day to day basis Northern Ballet is a pretty special place to be and I do enjoy coming into work each day but Thursday mornings are extra special - it’s Mini’s Morning - and as I come through the doors I'm greeted by our youngest generation of Academy students.

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