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The Nutcracker out & about

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Feeling Christmassy in the Northern Ballet Learning office...

Get your Christmas gifts all wrapped up

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See what Christmas treats you can buy for a loved one.

2015 Highlights

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The amazing nominations and awards we won in 2015.

Tortoise & the Hare in Harehills

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Our Children's Ballets don't just visit theatres, we take the theatrical experience with live musicians, dancers and more to communities too.

Vintage Classics and The Story of a Nutcracker

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Senior Editor at Vintage Classics, Frances Macmillan tells us how they have come to launch a new edition of Alexander Dumas' The Story of a Nutcracker, in time for the festive season.

On the move

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Hello, it’s Harry again.

Commuters dazzled by Nutcracker tree!

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The people of Leeds are being treated to a dazzling Christmas commute this year with the unveiling of a Nutcracker themed tree in the station’s newly developed main hall.

To celebrate the new arrival, the tree was visited by the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier themselves (Northern Ballet dancers Ayami Miyati and Sean Bates), much to the delight of onlookers.

Government Spending Review

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Northern Ballet responds to the Government Spending Review

The outcome of the Government Spending Review for the arts was far better than anticipated.  Although there will be cuts to the Department for Culture, Media & Sport budgets, the budget to the Arts Council was protected.

Race to the Library

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Hello again. Its me, Ernest the Tortoise!

Mr Wonderful - Jonathan Ollivier

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Matthew Bourne's New Adventures and Re:Bourne are staging an evening of dance at Sadler's Well to celebrate the life of Jonathan Ollivier who was tragically taken from us earlier this year.

The programme features a number of Companies with whom Jonathan trained or performed including Northern Ballet, Matthew Bourne, The Rambert School and The McOnie Company. Kevin and Karen Clifton from Strictly Come Dancing will perform in memory of their, and our, friend.


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