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Joseph Taylor as Wadjet in a photoshoot image for Northern Ballet's 50th anniversary. Photo Guy Farrow.


Pippa Moore is standing side on to the camera, with her head turned to face the camera.

Former Premier Dancer Pippa Moore receives MBE

We are proud to announce that former Northern Ballet Premier Dancer Pippa Moore has received an MBE for services to dance in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021.
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Two dancers on stage, one supports the other as she stands en pointe.

David Nixon OBE to step down

Today we announce that, after 20 hugely successful years at the helm, David Nixon OBE has decided to step down from his role as Artistic Director in December 2021.
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Northern Ballet's Pinocchio

Pinocchio announced

Northern Ballet has announced the world première of Pinocchio, a new children’s ballet choreographed and directed by Gavin McCaig.
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Joseph Taylor and Antoinette Brooks Daw in Dangerous Liaisons.

Northern Ballet returns to touring this June

This June, we plan to return to touring for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A group of pupils in a school hall watch as a dance teacher addresses them. The dancer teacher's back is to the camera, she is pointing across to the right of the image.

Rise Blog: Year Two

Susanne Burns, an Independent Consultant who works with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF), shares her experience of Rise year one.
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Nortehrn Ballet dancers rehearse performing as Swans

Culture Recovery Fund Grant

We are delighted to have been awarded a further £372,000 from the Culture Recovery Fund.
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Mthuthuzeli November headshot

Interview with Mthuthuzeli November

We spoke to the choreographer of What Used To, No Longer Is.
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Matthew Topliss and Sarah Chun in Northern Lights. Photo Emily Nuttall

New Digital Season Announced

We are thrilled to launch a new digital season including three new original dance films.
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Dancer leaps holding light in his hands.

Northern Ballet Awarded £600k for Digital Projects

Northern Ballet has been awarded £600,000 following a successful application to Garfield Weston Foundation’s highly competitive Weston Culture Fund.
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Lorenzo Trossello and Minju Kang dancing in States of Mind

Dancing Nation

An excerpt of Northern Ballet's States of Mind features in a three part celebration of dance with Sadler's Wells and the BBC.
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PRincess Beatrice clasps the memory of Liko holding her in his arms

Victoria wins South Bank Sky Arts Award

Victoria, a ballet by Cathy Marston, has won the prestigious dance award at a socially distant filmed ceremony in London.
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Northern Ballet dancers posing in front of a large number 50 wearing costumes of different productions. Photo Guy Farrow.

Reflecting on 50 Years

Despite the impact of the pandemic, we reflect on some of the ways we were able to celebrate our 50th anniversary,
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