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.
Submitted by Katharine Wootton on Tue 27 August, 2013
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!
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!
Submitted by Academy on Thu 1 August, 2013
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.
Submitted by Mark Skipper on Tue 30 July, 2013
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)
Submitted by Northern Ballet on Tue 23 July, 2013
We are delighted that the Summer Course has almost sold out. We still have 5 places available for the older group (10-14 year-olds) so make sure you book now as the last places will fill up quickly!
Submitted by Shelley Firth on Tue 23 July, 2013
Hot. Hot is how I would describe the Leeds 10k yesterday. Team NB had 17 runners from staff, Friends of the Company and our Academy's parent's association - all running to raise funds for Sponsor a Dancer.
Submitted by Laraine Penson on Mon 15 July, 2013
It may be the holidays but that doesn’t mean that we all have to stop dancing.
Over the summer we will be running extra classes for adults wanting to dance in the sunshine.
Submitted by Academy on Mon 8 July, 2013
17 year old student Danielle Nicholls has spent the last week on work experience at Northern Ballet. Here's what she's been getting up to...
Submitted by Danielle on Fri 5 July, 2013
Our Chief Executive Mark Skipper DL responds to today's spending review...
Submitted by Northern Ballet on Wed 26 June, 2013
Since I wrote my last blog, Gavin Sutherland and I have had two rehearsals for our concert The Violin at the Movies, one at his home near Oxford, the other yesterday at my home near Manchester.
Submitted by Geoffrey Allan on Wed 22 May, 2013