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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.

Spotted Video Blog (updated 13 Feb)

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I’m not sure if you’re aware of our ‘spotted’ scheme delivered in partnership by Learning and the Academy to ‘spot’ and nurture potential ballet talent in Leeds?

From the Archive - Ancient Airs and Dances, 1986

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This week's trip to the archive reveals an image from 1986 of Ancient Airs and Dances choreographed by Michael Corder with music by Ottorino Respighi and designs from Charles Maude.

Ancient Airs and Dances received its World Premiére at Bradford Alhambra Theatre on June 16 1986 and this photo was taken by the celebrated Leslie E. Spatt.

Accessible Dance at Northern Ballet

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I have recently been on a two day training course with Stopgap Dance Company exploring inclusive dance teaching. It was an inspiring couple of days and I really enjoyed meeting different teachers and dancers from across Yorkshire. The time and space to work with different teachers allowed me to research deeper in to different techniques to ensure our offer of dance at Northern Ballet is accessible, innovative and inspiring.

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