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Open Day Photo Competition

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Prize from Azendi, three ballet charms & choice of charm necklace or bracelet.

Northern Ballet & Azendi are delighted to team up to bring you at fantastic competition.

You can win a pair of tickets to the World Premiere of Cleopatra at Leeds Grand Theatre on 26 February 2011, a signed programme and champagne at the interval.

Grand Opening Photo Blog

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Last night Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre celebrated the Grand Opening of our new home by Northern Ballet's Patron HRH the Earl of Wessex.

Guests were treated to a champagne reception, performances by both companies, Northern Ballet Academy and a group of young people from a Northern Ballet Learning course. They also had the opportunity to watch students training in each of our studios.

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A preview to the Grand opening of our new building

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So we are here, the big grand opening of Northern Ballet and Phoenix’ new building in Quarry Hill, and boy do we have a great week planned ahead for you all. With a Royal visit from our patron, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex on Tuesday 18th January where the red ribbon will finally be cut on our beautiful new building, and a performance from the Company, the Northern Ballet Academy and Phoenix, you’ll be in for a right treat. This performance will be replayed for more special guests on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th.

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Madame Butterfly - A Japanese story straight from Beijing

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As promised here are the Madame Butterfly photos of our tour to Beijing. We started our tour with 3 performances of Romeo & Juliet. Toby Batley performed Romeo and Hannah Bateman performed Juliet on the opening night at the Opera House in Beijing and both were absolutely outstanding.

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Swan Lake & The Nutcracker: Two classics through a lens

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Hello and welcome to my latest blog. This time I have a collection from two of our recent ballets, Swan Lake, which we performed in Bradford, Woking and Aylesbury; and The Nutcracker which we performed in Nottingham, Sheffield, Norwich, Manchester and Leeds. Though an injury to my knee prevented me from doing all of The Nutcracker performances, I was able to pick up my camera a little more and get some shots from the side of stage.

Royal Ballet's Giselle at Cinemas

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If you're fed up of the latest special effects extravaganzas you can go to a selected cinema on 19 January and see the Royal Ballet performing Giselle - broadcast live.

The broadcast stars Royal Ballet principals Marianela Nuñez and Rupert Pennefather.

You can read more about the event on Ballet News including links to the participating cinemas.

Final Day in Beijing

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Our time in Beijing seems to have flown by and we are at the final performance day already. Class wasn’t until 1.15 so still plenty of time for even more shopping. For some it is the thrill of the bargaining as much as what they are actually buying.

Opening night of Madame Butterfly

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The day crew arrived to find local staff asleep around the set having worked into the small hours changing over to Madame Butterfly.

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