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Romeo & Juliet in rehearsal, both smiling with their eyes closed, her hand against his face as their cheeks touch
22.02.24

Romeo & Juliet Rehearsals

Take a look behind-the-scenes and at rehearsals for the revival of Romeo & Juliet.
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Northern Ballet light grey
06.02.24

An Update From Northern Ballet

Northern Ballet has had to make the difficult decision to enter into negotiations to reassess the amount of live music that accompanies its touring productions from April 2024.
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Poster image of A Christmas Carol with Scrooge in his top hat looking mean and in front of him the ghosts of Christmas past and present.
06.02.24

New Season Announcement - 2024/25

Today we announced our full programme through to spring 2025 - we hope you'll join us as the adventure unfolds.
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Male dancer, shirtless, standing with his arms wide and a female dancer in a white dress is behind him, holding herself up on his shoulders with her legs split in parallel with the male dancers arms
25.01.24

In Conversation with Jayne Regan Pink

We caught up with Jayne Regan Pink the original Juliet in Christopher Gable CBE and Massimo Moricone’s Romeo & Juliet, to hear what it was like to perform in this iconic ballet.
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Three dancers in bunny costumes. Looks of excitement and joy
22.01.24

Interview with Academy Graduate, Tobey I'anson

Ahead of Tortoise & the Hare coming to Leeds next month, we spoke to dancer and Professional Graduate Programme student Tobey I'anson who plays Hare to find out more about the show
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Beauty and Beast stand close and stare intensively and each other, both uncertain of the other
16.01.24

Beauty's off to Belgium

We’re pleased to announce that for the first time since 2019, we’ll be stepping our pointe shoes overseas.
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Dancer en pointe, wearing a pink top and tutu as the Sugarplum Fairy with her arms raised above her head
20.12.23

Festive Opening Hours

Our building will be closed from Saturday 23 December until Tuesday 3 January.
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Cara O'Shea instucts childen while they are auditioning for the Academy. Photo Lauren Godfrey.
20.12.23

Catching up with Cara O'Shea, Academy Associate Artistic Director

Cara O'Shea talks to us about undertaking her new role as Associate Artistic Director of the Academy of Northern Ballet.
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Male dancer, shirtless, standing with his arms wide and a female dancer in a white dress is behind him, holding herself up on his shoulders with her legs split in parallel with the male dancers arms
12.12.23

Preserving the Passion: New Romeo & Juliet Exhibition

A new exhibition at Leeds University’s Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery will bring together materials from our archive to tell the eventful story of the making of a classic.
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Collage of clips from the Heather Lehan video blog in which she is examining something from her bag, dancing with a partner, and smiling at the camera
11.12.23

A week in the life with Heather Lehan

Curious to know what a week in life of a ballet dancer is like?
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Dancers posing for a poster image dressed in their costumes of grey T-shirts jazzed-up with feather boas, wings, colourful waistcoats, hats and more
06.12.23

Every Little Thing is a Change

In a Company first, Northern Ballet dancers and dancers from our Ability course for adults with additional learning support needs join forces in a pioneering dance film.
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Close-up of dancers on the stage taken from the wings, each dancer wearing Georgian costume and smiling broadly
05.12.23

The Nutcracker Photos

Stunning photos from David Nixon CBE's The Nutcracker.
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