Productions

This list of productions is by no means exhaustive but is does include all ballets performed since 2003.

Current tour  Short works

Full-length ballets

1984

1984

Winston Smith lives in a world of absolute conformity, his every action is scrutinized by Big Brother. However, when Winston meets Julia he dares to rebel by falling in love.
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

One magical night. Three terrifying ghosts.
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Northern Ballet brings its magic to Shakespeare's most bewitching play in this critically acclaimed dance version of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Beauty & the Beast

Beauty & the Beast

A handsome Prince is transformed into a Beast as punishment for his ugly arrogance. Only true love can break the spell – but who could love a monster like him?
Casanova

Casanova

Throw caution to the wind. Be led into temptation. Unmask Casanova.
Cinderella

Cinderella

Set in Imperial Russia at a time when superstitious people believe in the possibility of magic, Northern Ballet's new adaptation of this classic fairytale sees heartbreak turn to joy as the unstoppable power of young love conquers all.
Cleopatra

Cleopatra

An enduring icon of the ancient world. The ultimate modern woman. Beautiful, sensual and determined; mother, lover and queen. In a world ruled by men, this courageous and compulsive woman overturned convention and changed the course of history.
Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons

David Nixon's Dangerous Liaisons ballet tells a story of sexual power, depravity, cruelty and deceit in 18th century France.
Dracula

Dracula

Imagine a world where you can only go out after dark, where you feel a constant hunger for human blood but where for all eternity you will appear young and beautiful. Welcome to the world of Dracula.
I Got Rhythm

I Got Rhythm

The Roaring Twenties. Jazz, blues, movies, musicals and irresistible glamour. Chic, sassy women, romanced by smooth, sophisticated guys. A heady whirl of parties, champagne and dancing.
Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Nominated for the South Bank Sky Arts Dance Award 2017  The ultimate heroine, Jane Eyre’s journey to overcome the odds is one of literature’s finest love stories.
La Traviata

La Traviata

Northern Ballet transports you to the decadent society of Parisian highlife in the 1800s where the young and naive nobleman, Armand, falls deeply in love with the beautiful courtesan, Marguerite. Their courtship turns into one of the most passionate love stories of all time but is doomed from the start as the consequences of Marguerite's past life eventually destroy the only real love that she will ever know.
Las Hermanas/ Concerto/ Gloria

Las Hermanas/ Concerto/ Gloria

Northern Ballet brings dance history to Leeds as we perform a trio of ballets by legendary choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan.
Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly

Experience Northern Ballet at its dynamic best - through the achingly emotional storytelling of Madame Butterfly.
Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Christmas wouldn't be the same without Northern Ballet at Leeds Grand Theatre. This year we take you to Neverland for a magical adventure with the boy who never grew up.
Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

Northern Ballet's classic adaptation of Shakespeare's most famous tragedy; passionate and dramatic, this is ballet at its most intense.
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Remember the first time you fell in love? Your first kiss? From ecstatic joy to crushing heartbreak, nothing ever feels the same again.
Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Adored by audiences for over a hundred years, Swan Lake is the most famous ballet in the world.
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Divided by a barbed wire fence, Bruno doesn’t understand anything about where Shmuel lives, or who he is. To him, he’s just a new friend – a boy wearing a pair of striped pyjamas.
The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Discover the heady, indulgent days of New York’s Long Island during the glamorous 1920s as Northern Ballet brings F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby to the stage.
The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Immerse yourself in a mystical underwater world. When a young mermaid is finally allowed her first glimpse of life beyond the ocean, she is enthralled by what she sees. After falling desperately in love with a man, she will do anything she can to live a human life.
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Christmas isn’t complete until you’ve experienced the magic of Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker.
The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

17th century Paris. The mood is tense as d’Artagnan and the three musketeers embark on an action-packed quest to save the Queen’s reputation and the life of d’Artagnan’s love.
Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Passionate and obsessive, Cathy and Heathcliff's love is as unruly and dangerous as the Yorkshire moors that surround them. As children they are inseparable, running wild and free on the moors, but over time their childish affection deepens into an overwhelming love – a devastating force that even death cannot destroy.

Children's ballets

Elves & the Shoemaker

Elves & the Shoemaker

Following the fantastic sell-out success of Ugly Duckling and Three Little Pigs, we're delighted to present our next ballet for children, Elves & the Shoemaker.
Goldilocks & the Three Bears

Goldilocks & the Three Bears

Goldilocks is a mischievous little girl with hair as bright as gold. Always on the look-out for an adventure, one day her curiosity leads her to a house full of many surprises. With a family of friendly bears, a beautiful blue bird and bowls of delicious porridge, this ballet is just right!
Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots is no ordinary cat. Clever and charming, he takes life in his stride and befriends everyone he meets. The only thing is, he always seems to bring his master, Jack, bad luck. Join Puss and Jack on their adventure as they meet a flurry of lovable characters, and even come face to face with royalty!
Three Little Pigs

Three Little Pigs

With the fantastic success of Ugly Duckling, our first ballet especially for children, we’re delighted to bring you our latest ballet for children Three Little Pigs. You can watch Three Little Pigs on CBeebies again on Wednesday 8 April at 11am and 5pm and soon after on iPlayer!
Tortoise & the Hare

Tortoise & the Hare

Following the sell-out successes of Ugly Duckling, Three Little Pigs and Elves & the Shoemaker and the TV adaptations for CBeebies, Northern Ballet bring their magic to Tortoise & the Hare.
Ugly Duckling

Ugly Duckling

Don’t miss Northern Ballet’s hugely popular Ugly Duckling as it returns to the stage for the first time since 2013.

Mixed programmes

Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration

Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration

In autumn 2017, we were thrilled to perform at The Royal Opera House as part of a major event celebrating Sir Kenneth MacMillan. 
Mixed Programme

Mixed Programme

Three young choreographers. Three new short works. One unmissable experience. Award-winning choreographer Kenneth Tindall is one of the most exciting names in dance right now. This Mixed Programme marks his hotly-anticipated return to the Company after the smouldering success of Casanova, which won Outstanding Achievement in a New Dance Production in the Broadway World UK Awards and was shortlisted for Best Classical Choreography at the National Dance Awards 2017. Morgann Runacre-Temple was choreographer in residence at Ballet Ireland for six years creating five full length ballets including Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Carmen and Coppelia. She creates dance films and recently choreographed the award-winning Curing Albrecht with English National Ballet and Manchester International Festival. An emerging choreographer from within Northern Ballet’s Company of dancers, Mlindi Kulashe recently participated in the Company’s innovative Choreographic Workshop to develop emerging talent. This marks his choreographic debut.
Mixed Programme 2004

Mixed Programme 2004

Including Lambarena by Val Caniparoli and Jardi Tancat by Cathy Marsden.
Mixed Programme 2009

Mixed Programme 2009

This is the Mixed Programme presented in spring 2009.
Mixed Programme 2013

Mixed Programme 2013

Presented at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds, in June 2013.
Mixed Programme 2014

Mixed Programme 2014

This Mixed Programme was presented at The Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London (May) and Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds (June) in 2014.
Mixed Programme 2015

Mixed Programme 2015

Our new Mixed Programme shows off the strength and prowess of our first-class dancers as they perform daring and dynamic dance that will leave you breathless.
Perpetual Motion

Perpetual Motion

See Northern Ballet up close and personal this February with Perpetual Motion, the Company's first programme of short dance pieces in their new home.