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The Nutcracker at The Rock

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Rachael Gillespie, Michaela Griffin, Josh Barwick and Matthew Broadbent made a flying visit to The Rock shopping centre in Bury, near Manchester, to take part in the unveiling of their Christmas lights before travelling to Manchester to perform in The Nutcracker at the Palace Theatre.

Wates Construction Roadshow

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Quarry Hill exploded into colour last night with a stunning display of fireworks, courtesy of Wates Construction.

Friends dropped by

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Friends dropped by our new home this weekend to see how their support and help has paid off.

Had a wonderful time at the Friends event on Sat. Thank you so much - the bedroom pas de deux from R&J the highlight!

Clarabelle (via Twitter)

David Nixon chairs Genée Award judging

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David Nixon in rehearsals.

Northern Ballet Artistic Director David Nixon, OBE, will chair judging for this year’s Genée International Ballet Competition, one of the world's most prestigious classical ballet competitions.

Celebrating Bernard Atha

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Last night Northern Ballet celebrated the phenomenal work of Cllr Bernard Atha, who has been the Company’s Chair for many years.

The dancers have arrived...

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Since the dancers have been on tour for the past month yesterday was their first time in our new home. All day long they were popping through offices, trying out the studios and telling us what they thought.

Here's just a few of their thoughts on the new building...

Watch this video on YouTube.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Grand Opening

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Northern Ballet gave the inaugural performance at Aylesbury’s new Waterside Theatre on 12 October, performing Swan Lake to a full and star-studded auditorium.

The glitterati were out in force to greet a cheering crowd outside. The many household names included Tony Christie who sang his hit “Is this the way to Amarillo”, Ruby Wax, David Suchet, Simon Callow, Richard O’Brien, Suzanne Shaw, Warwick Davis, and Cilla Black, who officially opened the theatre.

We've moved!

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It’s finally happened! On Monday Northern Ballet and Phoenix took up residence in our stunning new powerhouse for dance in the centre of Leeds. Don't forget to update your address book with our new contact details.

The first week has been very exciting, learning our way around the building and making use of the terrific facilities it has to offer.  By the time the Northern Ballet dancers return from their national tour on 18 October we will have settled in nicely and be ready to welcome them with open arms to their new home.

West Park Final Thoughts (updated)

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We said 'goodbye' to West Park Centre on Friday, a day of packing boxes and the last chance to walk the corridors and offices that have been home to Northern Ballet for fourteen years.

Here are a few final thoughts from staff who have helped make this move possible and have made the Company what it is today...

Last Bangkok performance

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The company were back to the theatre this morning for class and then our second and final performance of A Christmas Carol. Some of the Technicians also came in early to tidy up one or two of the lighting states.

The matinee was once again very well attended and it was interesting to observe that in both performances the audience was made up of 90% Thais which was quite unexpected. The performance was received very well by the audience who were very appreciative at the end with cheers and even some standing!

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