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The Nutcracker

Decorate your very own Nutcracker doll - you can use felt-tips, crayons, paint, glitter, feathers and more! Send us your creation and could we'll feature it on our site!
In August, 2010, we held a preview event at City Inn, Leeds, where we showed excerpts from The Nutcracker. Dancers Julie Charlet, Ben Mitchell and Thomas Aragones gave the rapt audience a flavour of the ballet.
Production Manager Felix Davies Cloths painted by Phil Daniels Set Construction & Scenic Art Cardiff Theatrical Services Dave Gillian Q Division Prop Makers & Painters PGH Scenery Ali Allen Naomi Parker Jon Moorhouse Alex Rodgers
John Longstaff
Born: Lancashire. Education: Girton College, Cambridge; Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Companies/Organisations: Kiel Opera House, Germany (conductor and rehearsal pianist); Northern Ballet Theatre (conductor and rehearsal pianist); Sheffield Symphony Orchestra (artistic director); Leeds College of Music (opera conductor), English National Ballet (guest conductor The Nutcracker and Giselle).
David Nixon, OBE
David Nixon has been Artistic Director of Northern Ballet since 2001. David trained as a dancer, first in his hometown of Chatham, Ontario and then at the National Ballet School of Canada where his training began in earnest. It was during his time there that he first became interested in choreography, helping to revive a choreographic workshop with the approval of school director Betty Oliphant. After further training in Europe he returned to Canada to train with Erik Bruhn and the great Russian teacher, Eugene Valukin.
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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