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Ability Victoria Gate Performance

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On Friday 21 October, Northern Ballet's Ability dancers performed along the golden carpet as part of the opening celebrations of the new Victoria Gate Shopping Centre in Leeds. They did brilliantly, especially as the performance was their first chance to run the piece in a long, narrow space. 

The 4 weeks spent creating and rehearsing the piece had taken place in a small studio and we had to spill out into the corridor to get an idea of how far we would need to travel on the golden carpet.

6 things you need to know about Beauty & the Beast

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Learn more about this classic fairytale.

Award nomination for Tortoise & the Hare

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The CBeebies adaptation has been nominated for a Royal Television Society Award

Gala performances autumn 2016

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Our autumn tour isn’t the only chance to see the Company perform this season...

Three world premières - one fantastic year

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We are delighted to announce that we will be premièring three brand new ballets in 2017.

We will be kicking off the year with the world première of Kenneth Tindall’s Casanova at Leeds Grand Theatre from 11 – 18 March 2017. Casanova will tour to 8 venues across the UK until May 2017.

UK Theatre Award nominations

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Northern Ballet nominated for three awards

David Nixon - 15 years at the helm

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An interview with David Nixon on his first 15 years at Northern Ballet

A chat with Romeo and Juliet

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Dreda Blow and Giuliano Contadini on playing Romeo and Juliet

Wuthering Heights opens next week

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It’s just one week until Wuthering Heights opens at West Yorkshire Playhouse to kick off our autumn tour. This is a very special piece from our repertoire, being the first original full-length ballet created for the Company by our Artistic Director David Nixon OBE. This will be the first time in over 10 years that the ballet has been performed in Leeds, just miles from Emily Brontë’s original setting.


Meet our new Dance Education Apprentice

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My name is Ebony Godridge and I am the new Dance Education Apprentice at Northern Ballet. I recently graduated with a BA (Hons) Dance degree from Leeds Beckett University and I’m hoping I can bring the skills I have learnt from my degree to the Learning team, to help plan workshops and projects. My main role as apprentice will be to support and assist our Dance Education Officers in the many workshops and projects that they deliver.


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