Tag Archives: Hannah Bateman

Academy of Northern Ballet celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) programme

May 31, 2014

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Academy of Northern Ballet celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) programme with a fundraising Gala to support the dancing stars of the future The Academy of Northern Ballet is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its CAT professional programme with a summer garden themed fundraising Gala on 29 June 2014. The […]

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Northern Ballet’s Three Little Pigs trots off on tour

January 22, 2014

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Northern Ballet’s Three Little Pigs trots off on tour Following sell–out performances at its première in Leeds, Northern Ballet’s new ballet for children, Three Little Pigs, embarks on an extensive tour to 21 theatres across the UK from Tuesday 11 March. The second production in Northern Ballet’s series of Short Ballets for Small People, Three […]

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Northern Ballet’s new ballet for children set to blow the house down

August 6, 2013

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Northern Ballet’s new ballet for children set to blow the house down   Northern Ballet’s hotly-anticipated new ballet for children Three Little Pigs will première in Leeds this October.   The second production in Northern Ballet’s series of Short Ballets for Small People, Three Little Pigs has been created to introduce families and young children […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Victoria Sibson, Soloist, Northern Ballet

June 4, 2013

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Victoria Sibson as Lady de Winter in Northern Ballet's Three Musketeers Photo by Merlin Hendy

Cupcakes & Conversation with Victoria Sibson, Soloist, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? First days of the week are really difficult so I would have to say that knowing you’re not the only one going through it makes you feel better! The motivation to want to start maybe new […]

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Ballet Backstage | Northern Ballet’s launch of The Great Gatsby part 2

February 21, 2013

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Hannah Bateman Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Ballet Backstage | Northern Ballet’s launch of The Great Gatsby part 2 Last night I published part one of the London launch of Northern Ballet’s preview of The Great Gatsby, coming your way in March. Today I want to highlight the dancer/actors of the company and these photographs showcase the drama, seduction and danger of the […]

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Ballet Backstage | Northern Ballet launches The Great Gatsby

February 20, 2013

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Martha Leebolt and Tobias Batley. Photograph Cheryl Angear

Northern Ballet launches The Great Gatsby with London preview There were diamonds on the tables, feathers in the air and a buzz in the crowd for the London launch of Northern Ballet’s new work, The Great Gatsby, which premieres in Leeds on Saturday 2nd March 2013. We were treated to three scenes from the ballet, […]

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Northern Ballet welcomes ten new dancers for next season

June 29, 2012

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Northern Ballet welcomes ten new dancers for next season   Northern Ballet welcomes ten new dancers to the Company for the autumn season and bids a sad farewell to three popular dancers, well-known to Northern Ballet audiences.   Five additions to the corps de ballet include Jessica Cohen from California and a graduate of the […]

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Northern Ballet in ‘Arts Troubleshooter’ documentary this weekend

May 21, 2012

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Michael Lynch, and Northern Ballet Dancers: Victoria Goldsmith, Josh Barwick, Hannah Bateman, Kenny Tindall, Stage at Theatre Royal in Newcastle - (C) Wall to Wall - Photographer: Dominique Belcourt

Northern Ballet in Arts Troubleshooter documentary Last week I reported that Northern Ballet were to feature in a BBC documentary called Arts Troubleshooter, to be broadcast this weekend. What’s in store ? The programme follows Michael Lynch, former Chief Executive of the Southbank Centre in London & the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, as he works […]

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Northern Ballet | Perpetual Motion Mixed Bill

February 9, 2012

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Project # 1 Tobias Batley and Martha Leebolt Photo Brian Slater

Northern Ballet | Perpetual Motion | Mixed Bill premiered tonight Northern Ballet opens its spring tour with Perpetual Motion, the Company’s first programme of short dance pieces performed at its award-winning headquarters. Tonight saw the premiere of Northern Ballet’s Premier Dancer Kenneth Tindall’s choreographic debut – Project #1. The Mixed Bill continues until 18th February […]

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Northern Ballet announces Spring 2012 tour

December 23, 2011

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Northern Ballet announces Spring 2012 tour Northern Ballet will be bringing fairytale magic, Japanese beauty and the roaring twenties to theatres across the UK this Spring. The spring tour will open with Perpetual Motion, the Company’s first programme of short dance pieces in their new home, at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre in Leeds […]

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Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra – the Queen of the Nile reigns at Sadlers Wells

May 18, 2011

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Cleopatra Northern Ballet Sadlers Wells, London 17th May 2011 “At the moment of death does our life flash before our eyes and if so, does our killer, staring into our eyes, see it too?”  Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director David Nixon asks the question, posing it as the premise for his story of Cleopatra. Cleopatra. Seductive, […]

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Ballet Business | Ballet Class

February 5, 2011

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Ballet Business | Ballet Class

Ballet Class “It’s just part of the routine of being a professional dancer; at Northern Ballet it’s treated as training, a time to constantly hone our technique and improve. Sometimes it seems a chore but without it you feel disconnected for the rest of the dancing day.” Hannah Bateman, First Soloist, Northern Ballet. The daily […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Apollo’s Angels by Jennifer Homans

November 29, 2010

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Ballet News Reviews | Apollo’s Angels by Jennifer Homans Jennifer Homan’s history of ballet, Apollo’s Angels, is told from the perspective of a former dancer (trained at the School of American Ballet, performed with Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet & Pacific Northwest Ballet) who “grappled with the knotty interpretative dilemmas of the various […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah Bateman, First Soloist, Northern Ballet

January 22, 2010

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Cupcakes & conversation with Hannah Bateman, First Soloist, Northern Ballet I like to think that all of my interviewees have given a little piece of their soul, to show themselves in the way that they would like others to see them. These interviews are all about revealing something of the person behind the dancer, and it’s up […]

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