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Martha Leebolt

Hot on the heels of the official opening of our new home and our Open Day we are delighted to announce more good news.
Northern Ballet Premier Dancer Martha Leebolt has been nominated for an award in the Outstanding Female Performance category by the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2010.  
Returning in March 2014 to Leeds and Sheffield. The ultimate modern woman is an enduring icon of the ancient world. Beautiful, sensual, mother, lover, queen. In a world ruled by men she changed the course of history. Claude-Michel Schönberg (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables) and David Nixon OBE (Northern Ballet Artistic Director) present Cleopatra. Touring in 2014 to Leeds Grand Theatre from Thursday 6 - Saturday 15 March and to Sheffield Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 25 - Saturday 29 March.
Since the dancers have been on tour for the past month yesterday was their first time in our new home. All day long they were popping through offices, trying out the studios and telling us what they thought.
Since the dancers have been on tour for the past month yesterday was their first time in our new home. All day long they were popping through offices, trying out the studios and telling us what they thought. Here's just a few of their thoughts on the new building... Watch this video on YouTube.
A fascinating video showing the making of Northern Ballet's Dangerous Liaisons.
Martha Leebolt
Martha is from California and trained at the Black Mountain Dance Center and at BalletMet Columbus. She joined Northern Ballet in 2001. Martha won the 2010 National Dance Award for Outstanding Female Performance (Classical) for her performance as the Marquise De Merteuil in Dangerous Liasons. Learn more about Martha Where were you born and raised? Born in Anahiem, California, raised in San Diego, California. At what age did you start dancing? Tap, jazz, ballet combo classes at the age of three.
Gillian Lynne (Cats, A Simple Man) has returned to Northern Ballet Theatre to choreograph a new piece for their 40th Anniversary Gala. Gillian talks about the Company and her new work, On Such A Night.
Martha Leebolt discusses playing the Sugar-Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. Footage from 2008 at the old studios at West Park.

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