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From the Archive: Rudolf Nureyev in Swan Lake

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Rudolf Nureyev and Elisabeth Maurin in Swan Lake, 4 December 1986. Photos Ian Woollams.

Festive opening hours

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Northern Ballet office opening hours for Christmas and New Year 2018/19.

From the Archive: 1973 Company Programme

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In 1973, when we were still known as our original company name – Northern Dance Theatre, we produced this programme to tell our story and show the range and diversity of our work.

2018 Highlights

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2018 has been another wonderful year for Northern Ballet. Here we look at just a few of our highlights.


UK Theatre Awards Achievement in Dance 

BroadwayWorld UK Awards Outstanding Achievement in a New Dance Production (The Little Mermaid)

Artistic Director David Nixon OBE was awarded the Canada National Ballet School’s Ken McCarter Award for Distinguished National Ballet School Alumni

Dame Gillian Lynne

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Remembering Dame Gillian Lynne 1926 - 2018.

Artistic Director David Nixon OBE receives prestigious award in Canada

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David Nixon OBE was awarded the Canada National Ballet School’s Ken McCarter Award for Distinguished Alumni.

Fundraising Dinner

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We are hosting a special Northern Ballet Fundraising Dinner at our world-class studios at Quarry Hill.

2017 Highlights

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2017 has been a phenomenal year for Northern Ballet. We performed three world premières and received several awards and nominations for both the Company and individuals.


BBC star Anita Rani joined the Board of Directors

Nominated for the CIM Marketing Excellence Award in the Innovation - Not-For-Profit/Public Sector category (1984)

Talking pointe with Kimberley Hattersley-Barton

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Kimberley Hattersley-Barton attends our Academy Open Classes and is a Patron of Northern Ballet. Here she gives her insight into preparing the perfect pointe shoe.

What make are your pointe shoes?

I wear Bloch’s Serenade pointe shoes in size 4. I don’t have them specifically made for me but they have to be professionally fitted at my local dance shop.

Performing at the Royal Opera House

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Tonight and tomorrow Northern Ballet will be performing on the Main Stage at the Royal Opera House for the first time as part of Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration.


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