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Dancers stretching at the barre in the Academy's adult class. Photo Kathie Tiffany.

Help tackle employee wellbeing with new Breaktime Barre Workshops

Our new Employee Wellbeing Workshops help to address a national rise in anxiety reported in the British workforce.
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Dangerous Liaisons

Northern Ballet returns to live performance

We are delighted to announce that next month we will be returning to the stage for our first live performances since the initiation of lockdown in March.
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Northern Ballet dancers in The Great Gatsby. Photo Emma Kauldhar.

A royal catch up with HRH The Earl of Wessex

On Wednesday 29 July, we were honoured to catch up with our Royal Patron HRH The Earl of Wessex on a video call.
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Burberry Inspire and American Ballet Theatre

We've teamed up with American Ballet Theatre to make four new dance films as part of the Burberry Inspire programme.
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Merlin Postponement

It is with regret that we announce that the world première of Merlin has been postponed due to the ongoing implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The ancient and withered Dracula finds sustenance from Harker's vigour

David Nixon OBE’s Dracula to be shown on BBC Four and iPlayer

David Nixon OBE’s Dracula will be shown on BBC Four on Sunday 31 May and BBC iPlayer throughout June as part of their popular Pay As You Feel Digital Season.
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Pay As You Feel Digital Season Announced

Despite the national lockdown, we're continuing our mission to bring world-class ballet to your doorstep. All we ask is that, if you can, please make a donation when you watch.
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Tour postponements: latest update and affected venues

Northern Ballet regrets that a number of our performances have been cancelled. A list of affected performances can be found below.
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Yoko Ichino in class

Classes & Courses: COVID-19 update

We have made the difficult decision to cancel some Academy of Northern Ballet classes.
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With the ribbon of her bustle stretched beyond the frame, Minju Kang's Geisha holds a stylised pose. Photo Guy Farrow.

Northern Ballet X V&A Museum

We've collaborated with the V&A - the world's leading museum of art and design - to create a new film ahead of the world première of our new ballet Geisha.
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Charlotte Scott teaching choreography

Expressions 2020 Confirmed

We are delighted to confirm that Expressions - our festival of inclusive dance - will return in July 2020 - bigger and better than ever before!
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A group of students with a Northern Ballet Dance Education Officer. They are sat on the floor of their school hall, reaching one arm over their heads and across to the opposite side.

Rise Blog: Dr Louise McDowall

Dr Louise McDowall (PhD), Research Fellow in Exercise and Health Psychology, University of Leeds tells us about her involvement in the Rise project.
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