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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.

Academy's first ever Dance-A-Thon

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This Sunday the Academy of Northern Ballet held it's first ever Dance-A-Thon to raise money to support students in need of assistance across all of our Accademy programmes and to enable us to buy new equipment for all Academy students to use.

Our staff and students along with their families and friends took part in a sponsored four hour continuous dance during the day which also included face painting, games and stalls including a tasty cake stand.

We'd like to thank everyone that took part in what was a fantastic and fun day!

Academy Dance-A-Thon

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The Academy’s first ever Dance-A-Thon is taking place this coming Sunday 8th November from 12-4pm!

Students of all ages and abilities across the Academy’s four training programmes, along with some of their families and friends, will be taking part in a mass dance with the challenge of dancing for a minimum of 30minutes up to a maximum of 4 hours.


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