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Shakespeare 400

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On 23 April 1616 at the age of 52, William Shakespeare died leaving a legacy of some of the best-loved works of comedy, drama and history the world has ever known.

This year we’ll be performing Romeo and Juliet in Sheffield, Canterbury, Belfast, Woking, and Bradford to help celebrate this titan of literature’s long-lasting work.

Happy Birthday, Charlotte Brontë

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Charlotte Brontë was born two hundred years ago on 21 April 1816. With our new production of Jane Eyre just around the corner we’re celebrating by taking a look at the impact she and her writings still have today.

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National Apprenticeship Week

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This week has been National Apprenticeship Week and as Northern Ballet now employs two apprentices it is a nice time to reflect on their experiences. 

Keisha is approaching the end of her 18 month apprenticeship in the Learning team where she has been developing the skills and experience to become a Dance Education Officer.

Ballet at the Gallery Photos

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See photos from Ballet at the Gallery, our collaboration with the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate.

World Book Day 2016

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It's World Book Day and what better way to celebrate the literary treats we've turned into ballets?

This year alone we're presenting many adaptations of classic titles such as 1984 (George Orwell) the première of Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë), Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë) and Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare).

1984 - See it LIVE

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Did you miss 1984, a ballet by Jonathan Watkins when it aired on BBC Four on Sunday 28 February? Don't worry - it's available in iPlayer until 28 March, just click here

Happy Birthday Dame Gillian Lynne

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We'd like to wish Dame Gillian Lynne a very happy birthday from all of us at Northern Ballet as she turns 90 on Saturday 20 February.

Dame Gillian first worked with Northern Ballet in 1987 creating A Simple Man based on the life and works of LS Lowry. The piece went on to win a BAFTA and introduced the Company to Christopher Gable CBE who went on to become our Artistic Director.

In 1989 she choreographed Lipizzaner and in 2009 she returned to Northern Ballet to choreograph On Such A Night for our 40th anniversary celebrations.

Arriving at the Mercer Gallery

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Just two days to go until Ballet at the Gallery in Harrogate.

Travelling to Reading and Harlow

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Hi there, it’s Harry the Hare!

Since the new year, me and Ernest the Tortoise have been helping Northern Ballet spread the word about their ballet Tortoise & the Hare which is being performed at theatres across the country. My friends the dancers will be performing to hundreds of children - how exciting!

I’ve been having a great time rushing up and down the country with my friends Philippa and Keisha, meeting lots of children to tell them all about our show. I’ve had so much to do that I’ve left Ernest behind as he’s much too slow.

China 2016 - Beijing

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After performing to sell-out houses in Shanghai it's on to the magnificent 2,400 seat NCPA (National Centre for Performing Arts) in Beijing.

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