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The First Direct arena in Leeds turned a spectacular Sapphire blue this Sunday 30 November to mark the start of Northern Ballet’s 45th anniversary celebrations. First Direct and Northern Ballet have been working in partnership since 2009 and both companies have head-quarters in Leeds.  Northern Ballet was founded in Manchester in 1969 and moved to Leeds in 1996.
In a challenging climate for arts and culture funding, Leeds-based bank first direct, has announced that it will extend its sponsorship of internationally acclaimed Northern Ballet, continuing the successful partnership which started in 2010.
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