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


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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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Dancer leaps holding light in his hands.

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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Uncle Drosselmeyer entertains the Edward's children and guests

Support Northern Ballet with Amazon Smile

You can now support Northern Ballet whilst doing your shopping on Amazon!
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Northern Ballet 50th Anniversary Gala

Details announced for Anniversary Gala

We are delighted to announce details for our 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala which will be held at Leeds Grand Theatre for one night only on Saturday 4 January 2020.
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Carol Barrett, John Fletcher and dancers in Laverne Meyer's 1973 production of Cinderella

View our archives on Google Arts & Culture

To celebrate our 50th anniversary we will be publishing contents from our archives on Google Arts & Culture. We start with posters through the years...
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Kevin Poeung as Peter Pan in a photoshoot image for Northern Ballet's 50th anniversary. Photo Guy Farrow.

Happy Birthday to us!

Our incredible journey began 50 years ago today.
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Dracula's brides kneel before him

Dracula Live in Cinemas across Europe

In a landmark moment for the Company, David Nixon OBE's Dracula will be streamed live into over 300 cinemas across Europe tonight.
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Digital win at UK Theatre Awards

On Sunday afternoon, we were delighted to win the award for Digital Innovation at the UK Theatre Awards.
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