Each year Northern Ballet host Expressions, an accessible dance platform which brings together inclusive dance groups from across the region and beyond. The only event of its kind in Leeds, Expressions gives talented disabled dancers the chance to showcase their skills and perform on a professional stage.

Expressions 2018 will take place from Wednesday 11 – Thursday 12 July. For more information or to register your interest, please contact the Learning team on 0113 220 8000 or email

The event is a unique opportunity for Northern Ballet to showcase the work of our Ability and In Motion courses, in addition to other local groups such as Me2 Inclusive Youth Dance Company and inclusive groups from Yorkshire DancePhoenix Dance Theatre and Northern School of Contemporary Dance. All performances have a relaxed structure and are designed to be fully accessible for both performers and audiences alike. 

Dancers also have the opportunity to take part in workshops led by visiting professional companies to develop their dance skills, explore different ways of working and meet other likeminded dancers who have made a career in dance.

Expressions is part of BEYOND, a festival celebrating the work of artists with learning disabilities in Leeds.