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Setting off to China

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On 11 January the Technical team set off to China and today (12 January) the dancers and rest of the Northern Ballet crew departed.

Cinderella, opening tonight!

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Our new full-length ballet, and second of 2013, Cinderella opens tonight at Leeds Grand Theatre!

Martha Leebolt & Hironao Takahashi in David Nixon's Cinderella. Photo Bill Cooper.

A few lucky people have attended dress rehearsals and preview perfrmances, here's what they had to say about it...

Dance UK’s Launch in Leeds 2013

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On Wednesday 23 October 2013, Dance UK and partners Yorkshire Dance, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Northern Ballet, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Leeds Metropolitan University Dance Department are hosting the annual professional development and networking day for dance students and recent graduates. This is taking place for the second time in Leeds.

Advice for new parents

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It's the season for babies - not only do we have two members of staff expecting very soon but their Royal Highnesses William and Catherine have just given birth to a healthy baby boy.

We offer our heartfelt congratulations and to set them on their way we asked parents at Northern Ballet what advice they'd give...

Chun (Deputy Stage Manager and dad of a 4 year-old boy) says

It's the hardest work you'll ever have to face but it is all worth it.

Laraine (Communications Director and mum of two boys)

Beauty & the Beast Reviews

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[UPDATED 9 November 2012] As reviews for Beauty & the Beast come in we'll add snippets here as well as show what people are saying on public forums like Twitter and Facebook.

Launch in Leeds - How to have a long career in dance

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Dance UK's Launch in Leeds 2012 is a professional development and networking day for dance students and recent graduates and aims to help you find out how to make a living and have a long career in dance.

Proud company - Dancer wins Canadian Indspire Award

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Last week it was announced that our very own Graham Kotowich has been awarded the Indspire Métis Youth Award for his work in dance & career achievement and as an outstanding indigenous Canadian role model.

The Indspire Awards, formerly know as the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, are to celebrate the significant contributions of Indigenous people in Canada. 

Helloween on the Humber challenge... Accepted!

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One of our Academy pianists, Lee Shiel, will be taking part in the Helloween on the Humber reloaded challenge on Saturday 27th October in support of Northern Ballet’s Sponsor a Dancer campaign.

Royal Opera House Gala Event

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On Sunday 21st October Angela Rippon will be chairing a Gala Event, "Celebration - In a Class of their Own" in the Linbury Theatre of the Royal Opera House.

Ballet inspired Olympic success

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We would like to congratulate our fellow Yorkshire men and women on their fantastic success so far at the Olympics! Yorkshire really is the place to be for sport and culture!

We were thrilled to see Team GB Hammer Thrower Sophie Hitchon, who’s reached the Olympic final, trained as a ballet dancer and credits dancing as her secret weapon!

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