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Martha Leebolt nominated for top dance award

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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.  

Martha Leebolt in Dangerous Liaisons. Photo Merlin Hendy.

Martha has been performing with Northern Ballet since 2001 and this season has danced lead roles in the UK in Dangerous Liaisons, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and overseas in Peter Pan.  She is currently creating the eponymous role for David Nixon’s new production Cleopatra, which will premiere in Leeds in February.  

The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards celebrate the vigour and variety of Britain’s thriving dance culture. They are the only professional awards in the UK dedicated to dance and are presented by the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle, which brings together more than 50 dance writers. The National Dance Awards were established by the Critics’ Circle in 2000 to highlight the astonishing range of dance on offer in the UK.

The nominations were announced today and the winners will be revealed on Monday 24 January 2011 at the awards ceremony in central London.

Martha has also recieved a special mention in The Observer with Dance Critic Luke Jennings including her performance as the Marquise de Merteuil as one of his highlights from 2010.

(Read the press release, PDF)

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