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Northern Ballet’s Physio team to the rescue

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Preparations are well underway for our Open House 2014 on Saturday 15 February and we can’t wait to welcome you to explore our home and discover more about life behind-the-scenes at Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre.

During the day our resident Physiotherapists are on hand to offer completely free mini-Physiotherapy consultations. Chartered Physiotherapist Liz Atha tells us what to expect.

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7 things you need to know about Wuthering Heights

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1. Now considered a classic, Emily Brontë had to pay the substantial sum of 50 pounds to have Wuthering Heights published following constant rejection from publishers.  The book didn’t receive any acclaim in her lifetime and she died believing it to be a failure.

Don't miss out this Easter!

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We still have places available on our Easter Course 2015, which this year will be inspired by Northern Ballet’s production of Elves & the Shoemaker.

On his 75th Birthday

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Christopher Gable CBE was born 13 March 1940 and in his career danced with the Sadler's Wells Opera Ballet, Covent Garden Opera Ballet, was a Principal Dancer at The Royal Ballet where he created many roles and in 1982 he founded the Central School of Ballet.

6 things you need to know about our 45th Anniversary Sapphire Gala

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As we get ready to celebrate our 45th Anniversary at our Sapphire Gala tomorrow night, here are the top 6 things you need to know about this special performance.

Xander Parish, photo Emma Kauldhar

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

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This week is National Apprenticeship week and as Northern Ballet’s first Dance Education Apprentice, I wanted to talk about the benefits of my apprenticeship.

5 things you need to know about Romeo and Juliet

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As we get ready to open Les Ballets de Monte Carlo's Romeo and Juliet at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh this week, here are a few things you need to know about the history of this iconic story...

1. There have been more than 27 opera, 40 screen and 80 choreographic versions of Romeo and Juliet including the Baz Luhrmann film starring Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Amazing Adventures of Don Quixote - from the Archive

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Christopher Gable took over as Artistic Director or Northern Ballet Theatre in 1987 and in 1988 the Company staged a lavish production of The Amazing Adventures of Don Quixote, choreographed by Michael Pink.

This photo shows dancer Julia Sommers as Dulcina with Christopher Gable as the eponymous Don Q in the dream sequence from act 2.

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