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The Company are currently out on tour and our Wardrobe team are hard at work behind the scenes making sure all our costumes are looking their best for show time. Kim Brassley, Head of Wardobe, kindly let me know what a day is like for our wardrobe team whilst on tour. 

10am

Make sure the Quick Change Rooms are in the right places and have lights, mirrors and rails in them.

11am

What happens to our beautiful sets when they are not on tour I hear you ask, well Northern Ballet have a dedicated workshop and storage building known as Bramley, in West Leeds, where all our sets live. Andy Waddington, our Techincal Director, kindly let me sneak my camera in to have a look at our Cinderella set up close.

Parts of the Cinderella set

pointe shoe trivia - no. of poitne shoes a year

Depending on the repertoire for the season, Northern Ballet use approximately 2,200 pairs of pointe shoes each year. Using the average size pointe shoe, if you were to line them up, toe to heel, it would be well over half a mile!

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