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Wates Construction Roadshow

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Quarry Hill exploded into colour last night with a stunning display of fireworks, courtesy of Wates Construction.

Friends dropped by

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Friends dropped by our new home this weekend to see how their support and help has paid off.

Had a wonderful time at the Friends event on Sat. Thank you so much - the bedroom pas de deux from R&J the highlight!

Clarabelle (via Twitter)

A Cuban Tale - Javier Torres' Premiere with Northern Ballet

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Premier dancer Javier Torres joined Northern Ballet this season straight from the  prestigious Ballet Nacional de Cuba. He left there after 10 years  and has embarked on a season with Northern Ballet which we are all truly excited about, and as you'll see in the following photo blog, I'm sure the crowds will flock from all over the UK to see him. Javier's premiere performance with us was in the very difficult role of Anthony in Swan Lake at the Bradford Alhambra.

Celebrating Bernard Atha

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Last night Northern Ballet celebrated the phenomenal work of Cllr Bernard Atha, who has been the Company’s Chair for many years.

A day off in Bangkok

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This is my first photographic blog for Northern Ballet and I thought I'd start with a little insight into Bangkok. As we had very little time during our 4 days over there, I was only able to catch us on our day off, but we packed a lot in. I'll definitely be putting more dance photography on in my later blogs but for now here's 'A day off in Bangkok'.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Grand Opening

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Northern Ballet gave the inaugural performance at Aylesbury’s new Waterside Theatre on 12 October, performing Swan Lake to a full and star-studded auditorium.

The glitterati were out in force to greet a cheering crowd outside. The many household names included Tony Christie who sang his hit “Is this the way to Amarillo”, Ruby Wax, David Suchet, Simon Callow, Richard O’Brien, Suzanne Shaw, Warwick Davis, and Cilla Black, who officially opened the theatre.

Waitrose has students dancing in the aisles

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Northern Ballet Academy students Jenny Layton and Paul Smith were dancing in the aisles at the new Waitrose store in Meanwood this week, in celebration of the supermarket’s support of training for our budding ballet dancers.

A New Era for Northern Ballet Academy

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It has been a very strange week for Northern Ballet Academy. With the Company only moving into the building last Monday we made the decision to move the Academy across a week later so that staff could fully get to grips with the building before more than 200 academy students came through the doors.

I have spent my week going back and forth from Quarry Hill in the daytime to West Park in the evenings and it really has made me realise quite how lucky the Academy is.


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