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


Beams of light focus on one spot. One dancer stands above it. A Second dancer leaps behind him, legs and arms spread apart.


See what happens when two worlds unite. Choreographed by Kenneth Tindall in a unique collaboration with the University of Leeds.
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Northern Ballet dancers performing a Charleston in The Great Gatsby. Photo Emma Kauldhar.

Dancer Promotions and Updates

With a new season just around the corner we are pleased to announce several dancer promotions plus some new joiners.
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The swans line up ready to take flight


With the end of the season inevitably comes the time to say goodbye to some of our incredible dancers.
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Joseph Taylor and Antoinette Brooks Daw in Dangerous Liaisons.

Dangerous Liaisons in cinemas internationally

Northern Ballet makes a return to cinema with Dangerous Liaisons, in cinemas across the UK, Europe and North America from 14 September 2021
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Flappers in the 1920s posing  in a coquettish manner.

Artistic Director

Northern Ballet are looking to appoint a new Artistic Director as they move into an exciting period of activity including planning a new 5-year vision.
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A female dancer stands en pointe as her partner supports her at the waist, they appear to mid-spin

Open House - Swan Lake

Former Principal Soloist Hannah Bateman presents the first in a series of behind-the-scenes informances from one of the world's leading ballet companies.
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Giselle enters the world of the Willis

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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