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I was lucky enough to attend the Action for Children’s Arts (ACA) Awards 2014 yesterday with Northern Ballet’s Director of Learning Selina McGonagle, to accept the Outstanding Contribution Award to Children’s Arts on behalf of Northern Ballet. The ceremony was held in the fantastic BBC Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House in London and we felt really honoured to be part of what was a really special afternoon.
After the long Easter weekend we are back in the studio getting ready for the Mixed Programme at Linbury Studio Theatre at Royal Opera House. Kenneth Tindall's Luminous Juncture is set to get it's London premiere, Hans van Manen's Concertante makes a welcome return to the repertoire after a wonderful response last year and the dance legend Lar Lubovitch is in the studios rehearsing Concerto Six Twenty-Two.
The television adaptation of Northern Ballet’s Ugly Duckling has been nominated for a Royal Television Society programme award in the Children’s Fiction category. 
Quack! Hello everyone, sorry I haven’t been in touch for a while but I have been travelling the country alongside my good friend Ugly who has been performing Ugly Duckling in the North & South!
Download and print this Ugly Duckling play sheet with a crossword, dot-to-dot, maze and colouring-in sheet... Download the Ugly Duckling play sheet PDF
All through spring Ugly Duckling has been touring towns and cities across the north of England...
You can watch Northern Ballet dancers in a special version of Ugly Duckling today at 11am & 5pm on CBeebies.
The dancers who appeared in the CBeebies version of Ugly Duckling...
Ugly Duckling will be back on CBeebies on Easter Sunday, 20 April 2014, at 11am & 4pm - and on Easter Monday (21 April) you can see Three Little Pigs on CBeebies at 11am and 5pm. In the mean time you can watch this video from the BBC about Ugly Duckling filmed at the Alhambra.
Hello everybody, I'm back in Leeds after a very busy couple of weeks. I've been all over the North of England visiting schools, dance academies and theatres. I've never had so many snuggles!


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