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Grand Futures School Challenge

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On Friday 6 January, Northern Ballet welcomed students from three Leeds secondary schools for the Grand Futures Schools Challenge 2017.

2016 Highlights

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2016 has been another amazing year for Northern Ballet. We won two fantastic awards, received several nominations for both the Company and individual dancers, and held two world premières. We are now looking forward to another exciting year in 2017!


The South Bank Sky Arts Dance Award (1984)

UK Theatre Awards Achievement in Marketing (1984)


National Dance Awards

Stef Stefanou Award For Outstanding Company

Best Male Dancer - Tobias Batley

Commuters bask in the beauty

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This festive season travellers through Leeds Station are being treated to a dazzling Christmas commute courtesy of a Beauty & the Beast themed tree in the station's main hall.

In celebration of the tree's official unveiling, Beauty and her Prince Orian (Northern Ballet dancers Ayami Miyata and Joseph Taylor) paid a visit, much to the delight of onlookers.

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


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