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Ballet inspired Olympic success

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We would like to congratulate our fellow Yorkshire men and women on their fantastic success so far at the Olympics! Yorkshire really is the place to be for sport and culture!

We were thrilled to see Team GB Hammer Thrower Sophie Hitchon, who’s reached the Olympic final, trained as a ballet dancer and credits dancing as her secret weapon!

Fun at the Academy Summer School

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Aimée Stead and Emily Willis have just joined the Northern Ballet Academy. They wanted to share their experiences of Summer School with us...

Mini Movers & Moving Minis

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For the past year I have looked forward to Thursday mornings. On a day to day basis Northern Ballet is a pretty special place to be and I do enjoy coming into work each day but Thursday mornings are extra special - it’s Mini’s Morning - and as I come through the doors I'm greeted by our youngest generation of Academy students.

Ugly Duckling visits Temple Newsam Park

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This is the first week of the school holidays and so children and families are out in force at local parks and attractions, making it the perfect time to let people know about Ugly Duckling, our new ballet for children.

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kokino-marvo capture the spirit of the dance

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kokino-marvo ltd, Leeds-based Decision Science and Data Agency spent a day at Northern Ballet last week taking part in a team-building dance workshop with Dance Education Officer Leanne Kirkham.

My Day with Miss England!

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When I was first approached about giving Miss England a masterclass to help her back into dancing shape for the Miss World contest I was a little concerned! What if she couldn't dance at all? Had two left feet?

Viki Westall & Charlotte Holmes, Miss England

Ballet class for Miss England

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Charlotte Holmes, the current Miss England, came to visit Northern Ballet yesterday in preparation for the Miss World finals.

The 2011-12 Academy season comes to a close

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Saturday 7 July saw the final day of term for all Academy students - and what a day it was!

325 students took part in 3 different Academy performances showcasing students from Pre-Ballet all the way up to our oldest professional training programme students.

Over 55s End of Term

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Although it may not seem like it with this weather, the summer is here and so our regular classes are drawing to a close for the summer holidays.

To mark the end of term and to celebrate a couple of significant birthdays (I obviously can’t give their ages away, but you wouldn’t believe me anyway as their youthful looks belie their years), our Dancing for the Over 55s class held a picnic lunch after their class this week.

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