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Curtain call 2017

This month we say goodbye to the Northern Ballet dancers who moved on at the end of the season and celebrate Hironao Takahashi, who retires from performing after 25 years with the Company and remains a key member of the Artistic team.

  • Hironao Takahashi
    Hironao Takahashi joined Northern Ballet in 1992.
  • Hironao Takahashi in A Christmas Carol, 2011. Photo Bill Cooper
    Hironao Takahashi in A Christmas Carol. Photo Bill Cooper
  • Hironao Takahashi as Hamlet and Martha Leebot as Gertrude in Northern Ballet's Hamlet, 2011. Photo Brian Slater
    Hironao Takahashi and Martha Leebot in Hamlet. Photo Brian Slater
  • Hironao Takahashi as Octavian and Tobias Batley as Mark Antony in Northern Ballet's Cleopatra, 2011. Photo by Bill Cooper
    Hironao Takahashi and Tobias Batley in Cleopatra. Photo by Bill Cooper
  • Hironao Takahashi as The Wizard in Northern Ballet's Cinderella, 2014. Photo Emma Kauldhar
    Hironao Takahashi in Cinderella. Photo Emma Kauldhar
  • Javier Torres and Lucia Solari in Fatal Kiss, 2015. Photo Lauren Godfrey
    Javier Torres and Lucia Solari in Fatal Kiss. Photo Lauren Godfrey
  • Northern Ballet dancers Giuliano Contadini and Lucia Solari in David Nixon OBE's Cinderella. Photo Emma Kauldhar
    Giuliano Contadini and Lucia Solari in Cinderella. Photo Emma Kauldhar
  • Lucia Solari as Lady Capulet with Javier Torres as Tybalt in Jean-Christophe Maillot's Romeo and Juliet, 2015. Photo Andy Ross
    Lucia Solari with Javier Torres in Jean-Christophe Maillot's Romeo and Juliet. Photo Andy Ross
  • Lucia Solari as the Sugar Plum Fairy with Javier Torres as the Cavalier in Northern Ballet's The Nutcracker, 2015. Photo Emma Kauldhar
    Lucia Solari with Javier Torres in The Nutcracker. Photo Emma Kauldhar
  • Jeremy Curnier and Rachael Gillespie in Concerto Six Twenty-Two, 2014. Photo Emma Kauldhar
    Jeremy Curnier and Rachael Gillespie in Concerto Six Twenty-Two. Photo Emma Kauldhar
  • Jeremy Curnier and Rachael Gillespie in Concerto Six Twenty-Two, 2014. Photo Emma Kauldhar
    Jeremy Curnier and Rachael Gillespie in Wuthering Heights. Photo Emma Kauldhar
  • Jeremy Curnier with Antoinette Brooks-Daw in Peter Pan. Photo Lauren Godfrey
    Jeremy Curnier with Antoinette Brooks-Daw in Peter Pan. Photo Lauren Godfrey
  • Jeremy Curnier in rehearsals for Northern Ballet's Cinderella, 2013. Photo Justin Slee
    Jeremy Curnier in rehearsals for Cinderella. Photo Justin Slee
  • Luke Francis as a Musician in Northern Ballet's Casanova, 2017. Photo Emma Kauldhar
    Luke Francis in Casanova. Photo Emma Kauldhar
  • Luke Francis with Archie Sullivan in Northern Ballet's Tortoise & the Hare, 2015. Photo Brian Slater
    Luke Francis with Archie Sullivan in Tortoise & the Hare. Photo Brian Slater
  • Antoinette Brooks-Daw, Jenny Hackwell, Rachael Gillespie and Isabelle Clough in Northern Ballet's Swan Lake, 2016. Photo Emma Kauldhar
    Antoinette Brooks-Daw, Jenny Hackwell, Rachael Gillespie and Isabelle Clough in Swan Lake. Photo Emma Kauldhar
  • Jenny Hackwell in Northern Ballet's Goldilocks, 2016. Photo Brian Slater
    Jenny Hackwell in Goldilocks. Photo Brian Slater