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Our Gracious Winner

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Martha Leebolt. Photo Justin SleeMartha Leebolt shared with us her thought on winning her recent award at last month’s Critics' Circle National Dance Awards.

Ballet building hosts Gok Wan’s Clothes Roadshow

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Gok's Clothes Roadshow in Northern Ballet's Studio Theatre in Leeds

My First Ballet Experience

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Harvey Pratt, aged 10, gives us his review of Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Grand Theatre, Leeds. Harvey is a first year student on Northern Ballet Academy’s professional training programme.

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Our Dancing Queen

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Hot on the heels of the official opening of our new home and our Open Day we are delighted to announce more good news. Premier dancer, Martha Leebolt, has been awarded the Outstanding Female Performance (Classical) award at today's Critics' Circle National Dance Awards for her performance as the Marquise De Merteuil in Dangerous Liaisons, choreographed by Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director David Nixon OBE.

Officially Open

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More than 2250 people took the opportunity to look around our new home, watch a performance or class demonstration, try out a dance class, view our costume and photography exhibition and rub shoulders with our fabulous dancers.

Grand Opening Photo Blog

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Last night Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre celebrated the Grand Opening of our new home by Northern Ballet's Patron HRH the Earl of Wessex.

Royal Ballet's Giselle at Cinemas

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If you're fed up of the latest special effects extravaganzas you can go to a selected cinema on 19 January and see the Royal Ballet performing Giselle - broadcast live.

The broadcast stars Royal Ballet principals Marianela Nuñez and Rupert Pennefather.

You can read more about the event on Ballet News including links to the participating cinemas.

Final Day in Beijing (2011)

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Our time in Beijing seems to have flown by and we are at the final performance day already. Class wasn’t until 1.15 so still plenty of time for even more shopping. For some it is the thrill of the bargaining as much as what they are actually buying.

Northern Ballet rings in the New Year in China

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Northern Ballet returns to China this January with two of the Company’s best-loved productions: Madame Butterfly and Romeo & Juliet . The Company will perform at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing from 1 to 5 January 2011.

David Nixon's Madame Butterfly

Northern Ballet Open Day 2011

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We're preparing for the official opening of our new home in January 2011. As part of the celebrations we are holding an open day which is a chance for you to come and look around our new building and see behind-the-scenes of how we work.

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