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Black History Month

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For Black History Month, we reflect on some of the content we've been engaging from our dance colleagues.

Becoming Bruno and Shmuel

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Matthew Koon and Filippo Di Vilio on creating the role of Bruno and Shmuel.

BBC Young Dancer 2017

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This month our Artistic Director David Nixon OBE will reprise his role as Ballet Mentor in the 2017 BBC Young Dancer competition.

Commuters bask in the beauty

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This festive season travellers through Leeds Station are being treated to a dazzling Christmas commute courtesy of a Beauty & the Beast themed tree in the station's main hall.

In celebration of the tree's official unveiling, Beauty and her Prince Orian (Northern Ballet dancers Ayami Miyata and Joseph Taylor) paid a visit, much to the delight of onlookers.

Award nomination for Tortoise & the Hare

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The CBeebies adaptation has been nominated for a Royal Television Society Award

UK Theatre Award nominations

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We are delighted to have been nominated for the 2016 UK Theatre Awards. Achievement in Dance - for 1984 and Jane Eyre, for Achievement in Marketing - for 1984, and for Best Presentation of Touring Theatre.

David Nixon - 15 years at the helm

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An interview with David Nixon on his first 15 years at Northern Ballet

A chat with Romeo and Juliet

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Dreda Blow and Giuliano Contadini on playing Romeo and Juliet

1984 earns more nominations

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Hot off the back of a Manchester Theatre Award nomination and a fantastic win at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards, 1984 has been nominated again - this time at the Knight of Illumination Awards for Chris Davey's lighting designs.

Brontë birthday at the gallery

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A couple of weeks ago we celebrated the birthday of a very special lady. Not the Queen (though we do hope you had a lovely 90th birthday Your Majesty!) but Charlotte Brontë, the inspirational author whose most famous novel Jane Eyre is destined to become the newest addition to our repertoire. Born on 21 April 1816, this year is the 200th anniversary of her birth triggering an international celebration of her life, works and all things Brontë.


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