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Academy's first ever Dance-A-Thon

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This Sunday the Academy of Northern Ballet held it's first ever Dance-A-Thon to raise money to support students in need of assistance across all of our Accademy programmes and to enable us to buy new equipment for all Academy students to use.

Our staff and students along with their families and friends took part in a sponsored four hour continuous dance during the day which also included face painting, games and stalls including a tasty cake stand.

We'd like to thank everyone that took part in what was a fantastic and fun day!

Win the perfect festive day out

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Although it's still only October, Northern Ballet HQ is already starting to buzz with festive spirit as we get excited about the return of The Nutcracker this winter.

To celebrate, we've teamed up with Harper's Bazaar and Harvey Nichols to give you the chance to win the perfect festive day out.

Welcoming RNZB to our home

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We are delighted that in less than two weeks time we will be welcoming the dancers and crew from Royal New Zealand Ballet to our home. Travelling more than 11,500 miles from their base in Wellington, New Zealand, this major international ballet company will be performing in Leeds for the very first time and with no less than three European Premières!

Introducing our new dancers

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This year we welcomed 10 new dancers to the Company...


Company Life by Kiara Flavin

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This time last year, Kiara Flavin was approaching the end of her first full term on the Academy of Northern Ballet's Graduate Professional Programme which aims to bridge the gap between full-time ballet training and professional performance. Now, after earning and accepting a contract with Northern Ballet, Kiara shares her first experiences of life as a professional ballet dancer...

Awash with awards

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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


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