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From 2.45pm on Friday 2 May you can ask Premier Dancer Tobias Batley about being a dancer, his favourite productions, or anything related to his life as a dancer.

We'll update this page as his responses are posted...

Live Tweet Chat with Toby 2 May

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To see Toby's questions & answers head here...

After the success of our first live tweet session with Dancer Hannah Bateman, our second live tweet chat is set to take place on the 2 May with our Premier Dancer Tobias Batley. The live tweet session will take place between 2.45 - 3.15pm and you can tweet us your questions using the hashtag #AskToby. 

This week in Northern Ballet (22 Apr 2014)

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After the long Easter weekend we are back in the studio getting ready for the Mixed Programme at Linbury Studio Theatre at Royal Opera House. Kenneth Tindall's Luminous Juncture is set to get it's London premiere, Hans van Manen's Concertante makes a welcome return to the repertoire after a wonderful response last year and the dance legend Lar Lubovitch is in the studios rehearsing Concerto Six Twenty-Two.

This week in Northern Ballet (14 Apr 2014)

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This week...

This week with Northern Ballet (7 Apr 2014)

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Coming up this week we have...

  • Cinderella will head to Cardiff from Tue 8 - Sat 12 April

Book tickets for Cardiff New Theatre 

A day in the life of a touring wardrobe

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The Company are currently out on tour and our Wardrobe team are hard at work behind the scenes making sure all our costumes are looking their best for show time. Kim Brassley, Head of Wardobe, kindly let me know what a day is like for our wardrobe team whilst on tour. 


Make sure the Quick Change Rooms are in the right places and have lights, mirrors and rails in them.


Swapping ballet shoes for running trainers

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This week in Northern Ballet (22 Mar 2014)

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Everything happening this week with Northern Ballet...

Cleopatra is back at Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre Tue 25 to Sat 29 March

The Three Little Pigs tour continues to Barnsley, Bridlington, Bradford and Doncaster...

This week with Northern Ballet

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To keep you up to date with all things Northern Ballet, this is what we have on this week

Cinderella will start its first UK tour at Edinburgh Festival Theatre from Thursday 20 - Saturday 22 March.

Book Cinderella at Edinburgh 

Ballerina sketches

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It's Thursday afternoon, so here is a little bit of ballet artwork to see you through the day.

These wonderful Cleopatra and Cinderella sketches are from our very own Olivia Holland


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