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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.

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

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This week is National Apprenticeship week and as Northern Ballet’s first Dance Education Apprentice, I wanted to talk about the benefits of my apprenticeship.

5 things you need to know about Romeo and Juliet

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As we get ready to open Les Ballets de Monte Carlo's Romeo and Juliet at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh this week, here are a few things you need to know about the history of this iconic story...

1. There have been more than 27 opera, 40 screen and 80 choreographic versions of Romeo and Juliet including the Baz Luhrmann film starring Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Spotted Video Blog (updated 13 Feb)

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I’m not sure if you’re aware of our ‘spotted’ scheme delivered in partnership by Learning and the Academy to ‘spot’ and nurture potential ballet talent in Leeds?

From the Archive - Ancient Airs and Dances, 1986

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This week's trip to the archive reveals an image from 1986 of Ancient Airs and Dances choreographed by Michael Corder with music by Ottorino Respighi and designs from Charles Maude.

Ancient Airs and Dances received its World Premiére at Bradford Alhambra Theatre on June 16 1986 and this photo was taken by the celebrated Leslie E. Spatt.

Edinburgh Fashions

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On Wednesday 29 January I braved the weather and trekked north with graduate dancers Curtis Pooley and Madeleine Bantick for a special fashion shoot in Edinburgh; and to spread the word about the UK première of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo's Romeo and Juliet at Edinburgh Festival Theatre 26-28 February.

From the Archive - Lipzanner, 1989

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Dancers Jayne Regan and Paul Thrussell in Lipizzaner, choreographed by the great Gillian Lynne in 1989.

Photo by Ian Woollams.

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