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Hannah Bateman stands tall of Northern Ballet dancers all gathered around. Photo Justin Slee

Hannah Bateman Celebration

Our performance of Geisha at Leeds Grand Theatre on Saturday 21 March at 7.30pm will be a special celebration of Principal Soloist Hannah Bateman.

Hannah has danced with Northern Ballet for an amazing 18 years and will retire at the end of the spring 2020 season.

Jordan jump in a grand jete with her arms high
Nicola Gervasi stands low in front of Hannah Bateman as she raises a leg while keeping her foot pointed
Henriette is lifted tall by Casanova, one of her legs on his waist, the other pointed straight up and her body leaning back
Hannah Bateman leans forward and raises a leg stright up while holding on to Javier Torres with outstretched arms
Mr Rochester holds safe Jane Eyre are he leans her back
Hannah Bateman stands tall of Northern Ballet dancers all gathered around. Photo Justin Slee
Heathcliff raises a riding crop under Isabella's chin, forcing her to stand on her toes fearfully
Hannah Bateman and Joseph Taylor in a publicity image for Casanova. Photo Guy Farrow
The Commandant lifts Mother by the waist, she extends her arms and legs in different directions
Hannah Bateman being lifted by Javier Torres
Hannah Bateman portraits, 2003 and 2019

The evening performance on Saturday 21 March will be Hannah’s performance for audiences in our home city of Leeds.

We hope you can join us for this very special commemoration.

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Photos taken by Bill Cooper, Merlin Hendy, Emma Kauldhar, Guy Farrow, Lauren Godfrey and Justing Slee.