We were delighted to be nominated for Best Company at the Taglioni International Ballet Awards and even more delighted to win when the recipients of the awards were announced back in September 2014. Now we've got even more to celebrate after scooping even more awards and nominations!
First our Head of Stage, Sid Taylor, won the award for Oustanding Achievement in Stage Crew at the Technical Theatre Awards.
read about Sid's award
When did you join Northern Ballet?
I joined in 2012 as an Apprentice half way through my third year at school.
How have you found your first year with the Company?
I have had a pretty good year with Northern Ballet – it’s been amazing.
My mother wanted to be a ballerina when she was a child but she couldn’t because of her financial situation. She and my father decided that I should try so they took me to a ballet class. Since then ballet has taken over my mind and body.
At the end of the 2012 Spring tour Northern Ballet brought back David Nixon's I Got Rhythm, a celebration of Gershwin in Song and Dance. This video features excerpts from the title song performed by Northern Ballet dancers Ben Mitchell and Kevin Poeung.
A wonderful, exuberent and uplifting piece the dances bring to life the simple joys anyone can find through dance.