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Cinderella

Northern Ballet dancers have been learning some new skills ready for the première of David Nixon's new ballet, Cinderella. Greentop Circus came to our home in Leeds to teach us stilt-walking, poi, diabolo, flower sticks, juggling and more!
Dreda Blow in Cinderella Rehearsals. Photo Justin Slee.
In November 2013 photographer Justin Slee came to our home to photograph the on-going rehearsals for Cinderella...
Greentop Circus
Greentop Tutors Duncan Cosgrove & Trudi Patient and Education Manager Lauren Cowdery have been working with Northern Ballet to provide circus training as part of the Cinderella production. Greentop Circus is the leading centre for circus arts education in the North of England. They use human circus skills to transform lives and bring about positive social and individual change.
Richard Pinner
Richard is a Member of the Inner Magic Circle and was named Close up Magician of the Year ’99-2000. He was also given the Cecil Lyle award for best original effect 2001.  In 2003 he became The International Brotherhood of Magicians Stage and Close up Magician of the Year.
Julie Anderson
For 25 years Julie ran a successful bridal shop while also working freelance on ballet, film, theatre and opera. For the past three years she has concentrated solely on her career in costume work with Northern Ballet and Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
Philip Feeney
Philip Feeney studied composition with Robin Holloway and Hugh Wood at Cambridge University and with Franco Donatoni in Rome. He has written extensively for ballet and dance, and is well known as a pianist, working with many companies, including Northern Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, Carlos Acosta, Adventures in Motion Pictures and the Martha Graham Company.
Our dancers are training hard for Cinderella, but it isn't all barre work. Photographer Justin Slee was on hand when Greentop Circus came to our home to teach us circus skills...
Jason Tozer took some amazing pictures for us to user on our posters for Cinderella, here's just a few...
The end of last week and all through this week our dancers are taking part in a different kind of training to normal - they're being taught the fine art of circus performing with Greentop Circus for some special scenes in Cinderella. Our dancers have been taking snaps from inside the studios...
Download and print off our Cinderella sheet and use paints, pencils, crayons, glitter, feathers, or anything else you have to make her a dress worthy of going to the ball...

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