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The queen of media - the changing images of an icon

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This article was originally published in February 2011.

Cleopatra may have been born in 69BCE but she has remained a powerful icon ever since. Arguably no other figure in ancient history has been depicted so widely as this fascinating, and powerful woman.

Join us as we take a trip through her most enduring incarnations on stage, in film, fashion, the world of celebrity and, of course, dance.

Cleopatra Costume Designs

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Click on an image for a closer look at Christopher Giles' costume design illustrations for the Cleopatra ballet.

The images are a detailed look at the characters from Mark-Antony & Caesar to the gods Wadjyt and Apis.

Past Students' Progress

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The progress of former Academy of Northern Ballet students Joanne Thwaite and Dale Rhodes...

Our Gracious Winner

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Martha Leebolt. Photo Justin SleeMartha Leebolt shared with us her thought on winning her recent award at last month’s Critics' Circle National Dance Awards.

Ballet building hosts Gok Wan’s Clothes Roadshow

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Gok's Clothes Roadshow in Northern Ballet's Studio Theatre in Leeds

Dance & Diving Performance

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Sunday 13 February at John Charles Centre, Aquatics Centre Diving Pool

My First Ballet Experience

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Harvey Pratt, aged 10, gives us his review of Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Grand Theatre, Leeds. Harvey is a first year student on Northern Ballet Academy’s professional training programme.

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Gaining Experience with Northern Ballet Learning

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Learning through danceRAD graduate Sarah Hearn spent 3 weeks with the Learning team to gain an insight into Dance Education. She tells us about her experience...

Our Dancing Queen

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Hot on the heels of the official opening of our new home and our Open Day we are delighted to announce more good news. Premier dancer, Martha Leebolt, has been awarded the Outstanding Female Performance (Classical) award at today's Critics' Circle National Dance Awards for her performance as the Marquise De Merteuil in Dangerous Liaisons, choreographed by Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director David Nixon OBE.

Officially Open

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More than 2250 people took the opportunity to look around our new home, watch a performance or class demonstration, try out a dance class, view our costume and photography exhibition and rub shoulders with our fabulous dancers.


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