Meet Ernest & Harry

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A Royal Visit

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Last Wednesday 9 September, Northern Ballet were privileged to enjoy a visit from our royal patron HRH the Earl of Wessex KG GCVO.

His Royal Highness enjoyed a dinner with Northern Ballet Artistic Director David Nixon OBE, alongside 1984 choreographer Jonathan Watkins and senior personnel and dancers from across the Company. The group shared a Loyal Toast with His Royal Highness to mark Her Majesty the Queen becoming the longest serving British Monarch.

Summer Course 2015: Summer picnic

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Here in the Learning office, we have been busy tidying up after last week’s jam-packed Summer Course.  43 children aged between seven and eleven from across Yorkshire took part and explored different ideas on the theme of a ‘Summer Picnic’.

Jonathan Ollivier

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At Northern Ballet we have been shocked to learn of the tragic death of Jonathan Ollivier.

Win tickets to 1984

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Win tickets to the World Première of 1984 with Harper's Bazaar!

Me and My Piano

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This summer Leeds International Piano Competition is presenting Me & My Piano, an exciting art installation coming to the city of Leeds. Running from 22 August - 10 September 12 pianos will be placed around the city free for the public to play and engage with.

Introducing our new dancers

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This year we welcomed 10 new dancers to the Company...

Summer holidays are here!

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The summer holidays are upon us again and we’re sure that children and adults alike are looking forward to a well-deserved break!

Here in the Learning Department, our work continues throughout the holidays and we’re busy planning for our Summer Course for 7 – 11 year olds, which will take place from 24 – 27 August.

Adult Summer Courses 2015

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Just because the sun comes out (fingers crossed!) doesn't mean we have to stop dancing! Over the summer we will be running extra classes for adults wanting to dance in the sunshine.

Booking available now – email address must be provided at time of booking for communication and reminder of class place. 


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After weeks of discussing, planning, filming and refining, our film Introducing…Ability is finally complete. Creating a dance film was completely new to all the dancers and it was the first time Sophie and I had worked this way with a group together. Sophie said, 'It was a learning curve for all of us and a process we’d all like to repeat.' 


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