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A week with Northern Ballet

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As a recently graduated student with a highly useful but extremely non-vocational degree in History I have found myself in that limbo stage of attempting to sample every avenue the world of work has to offer. It is to this end that I find myself enjoying an interesting and enlightening week of work experience with the fundraising team at Northern Ballet.

Meet Pam, Three Little Pigs roving reporter

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Aye up, my name’s Pam and I live on the farm. I like rolling in mud, snuffling for food and eating all the scraps the farmer’s wife throws out.

Meet Pam!

I’ve been really bored of late and I’m ready to try something new, go on adventures and stretch my legs!

New Dancer Narrative

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Similar to people, ballet companies have their own personality. This year as I did a tour of auditions, I discovered Northern Ballet was someone I wanted to get to know. I was drawn to their honest approach; the way they took enough time to really learn about my abilities, and also introduce me the breadth of the Company.

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I Spy Midsummer Twitter Competition Winner

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Northern Ballet offered two tickets to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the West Yorkshire Playhouse between Fri 6 – Sat 14 Sep to the lucky winner of our ‘I Spy MidsummerTwitter competition.

A New York Summer School

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One of our CAT (Centre for Advanced Training) students, Molly Hick, went to New York's Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance for their 2013 Summer School. Here is her story...

The class of summer 2013!

This summer I was very lucky to attend the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York.

A Rummage through the archive

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The Northern Ballet archives are bulging with posters, photographs and programmes from over forty years’ worth of productions.

From the early days of Northern Dance Theatre in Manchester up to today, here’s a whistle-stop tour through some of the best hidden gems our archive cupboard has to offer.

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A new term for open classes

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We're really looking to our classes starting back next term. Registration forms are coming in thick and fast - so much so that many of our classes are close to capacity and some are already full!

Academy boys leaping with joy. Photo Martin Bell.

Don't worry though, we still have spaces in the Minis' classes, Ballet 1 on Wednesday & Thursday, Ballet 3 on Tuesday & Thursday, Jazz classes plus many more!

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Planning a tour

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A question we are often asked is how do we choose the ballets which go on tour? Our Chief Executive, Mark Skipper DL, gives us an insight into the balancing act that is programming.

Advice for new parents

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It's the season for babies - not only do we have two members of staff expecting very soon but their Royal Highnesses William and Catherine have just given birth to a healthy baby boy.

We offer our heartfelt congratulations and to set them on their way we asked parents at Northern Ballet what advice they'd give...

Chun (Deputy Stage Manager and dad of a 4 year-old boy) says

It's the hardest work you'll ever have to face but it is all worth it.

Laraine (Communications Director and mum of two boys)

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