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Academy student reviews Sapphire Gala

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Academy of Northern Ballet student Grace Whitaker, reviews our 45th Anniversary Sapphire Gala...

On the 14 of March, students from the Centre for Advanced Training programme levels 3-6 watched Northern Ballet’s 45th anniversary Sapphire Gala at Leeds Grand Theatre. The dress code was black tie so, as expected, we wore our finest dresses and suits for the occasion. Once we had found our seats and taken countless selfies, the performance was ready to start.

Elves & the Shoemaker on CBeebies

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Watch on CBeebies on 6 April at 11am and 5pm!

Dancing Beebies takes over Trinity Leeds

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On Saturday 28 March we joined forces with CBeebies to bring Dancing Beebies, a very special one-day event, to Trinity Leeds.

Sapphire Gala review

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On the 14 March, the CAT Programme levels 3-6 watched Northern Ballet’s 45th Anniversary Sapphire Gala at Leeds Grand Theatre. The dress code was Black Tie so as expected we brought out our finest dresses and suits for the occasion. Once we had found our seats and taken countless selfies, the performance was ready to start.

5 things you need to know about The Great Gatsby

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1. F. Scott Fitzgerald considered many different titles for The Great Gatsby including the not-so-catchy Among Ash-Heaps and Millionaires, Trimalchio and my personal favourite: Gold-Hatted Gatsby.

7 things you need to know about Wuthering Heights

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1. Now considered a classic, Emily Brontë had to pay the substantial sum of 50 pounds to have Wuthering Heights published following constant rejection from publishers.  The book didn’t receive any acclaim in her lifetime and she died believing it to be a failure.

Don't miss out this Easter!

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We still have places available on our Easter Course 2015, which this year will be inspired by Northern Ballet’s production of Elves & the Shoemaker.

On his 75th Birthday

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Christopher Gable CBE was born 13 March 1940 and in his career danced with the Sadler's Wells Opera Ballet, Covent Garden Opera Ballet, was a Principal Dancer at The Royal Ballet where he created many roles and in 1982 he founded the Central School of Ballet.

6 things you need to know about our 45th Anniversary Sapphire Gala

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As we get ready to celebrate our 45th Anniversary at our Sapphire Gala tomorrow night, here are the top 6 things you need to know about this special performance.

Xander Parish, photo Emma Kauldhar

The enduring appeal of Wuthering Heights

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Sue Newby, Learning Officer at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in West Yorkshire, has written a fantastic guest blog about the novel Wuthering Heights ahead of the return of our adaptation of Emily Brontë’s masterpiece.

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