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Happy Birthday Dame Gillian Lynne

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We'd like to wish Dame Gillian Lynne a very happy birthday from all of us at Northern Ballet as she turns 90 on Saturday 20 February.

Dame Gillian first worked with Northern Ballet in 1987 creating A Simple Man based on the life and works of LS Lowry. The piece went on to win a BAFTA and introduced the Company to Christopher Gable CBE who went on to become our Artistic Director.

In 1989 she choreographed Lipizzaner and in 2009 she returned to Northern Ballet to choreograph On Such A Night for our 40th anniversary celebrations.

Arriving at the Mercer Gallery

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Just two days to go until Ballet at the Gallery in Harrogate.

Travelling to Reading and Harlow

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Hi there, it’s Harry the Hare!

Since the new year, me and Ernest the Tortoise have been helping Northern Ballet spread the word about their ballet Tortoise & the Hare which is being performed at theatres across the country. My friends the dancers will be performing to hundreds of children - how exciting!

I’ve been having a great time rushing up and down the country with my friends Philippa and Keisha, meeting lots of children to tell them all about our show. I’ve had so much to do that I’ve left Ernest behind as he’s much too slow.

China 2016 - Beijing

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After performing to sell-out houses in Shanghai it's on to the magnificent 2,400 seat NCPA (National Centre for Performing Arts) in Beijing.

China 2016 - The Great Wall

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After arriving at Beijing and before the opening of The Great Gatsby at the NCPA (National Centre for Performing Arts) some of the dancers made to journey to see the Great Wall of China...

China 2016 - To Shanghai!

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Last Tuesday & Wednesday Dancers, Stage and Technical Teams set off for China to perform The Great Gatsby in Shanghai and Beijing. Here's a snapshot of their fist leg...

The Great Gatsby visits China

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Northern Ballet are a Company that never stands still. Directly after our incredibly popular Christmas season of The Nutcracker, and before the busy national spring 2016 tour, we are travelling to China to perform The Great Gatsby in Shanghai and Beijing.

Small Steps

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The Academy of Northern Ballet students performing in Leeds' annual Holocaust Memorial Day remembrance service.

Performing in honour of Jonathan Ollivier

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Northern Ballet performs tonight at a sell-out Sadler’s Wells Gala to honour Jonathan Ollivier’s life.

Over 55s classes launched in Gomersal

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The Academy of Northern Ballet is delighted to be working in collaboration with The Dancing House in Gomersal to offer classes for the over 55s on the doorstep of people in our local community.

Commencing from 25 January 2016, classes will be held every Monday from 10.30am - 11.30am at The Dancing House on Moor Lane, Gomersal. This will be the first time we have offered a regular Over 55s class outside of our Leeds city-centre base where the Over 55s classes are currently held three times a week and are one of the most popular in the timetable.


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