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Northern Ballet’s Premier couple to become Resident Guest Artists

May 10, 2016

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Northern Ballet’s Premier couple to become Resident Guest Artists   Northern Ballet’s Premier Dancers Martha Leebolt and Tobias Batley are to take a leave of absence from the Company to pursue new opportunities. The pair, who have formed a dynamic dance partnership under the directorship of David Nixon OBE, will return as Resident Guest Artists […]

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Northern Ballet named Best Company at European Ballet Awards

October 1, 2014

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Northern Ballet named Best Company at European Ballet Awards On World Ballet Day, Northern Ballet is delighted to announce it has been named Best Company at the inaugural Taglioni European Ballet Awards which were held at a Gala performance in Berlin on Saturday 27 September and attended by dance companies from across Europe. Artistic Director David […]

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Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby | Illustrated

May 14, 2013

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The Great Gatsby inspired illustration exclusively for Ballet News

Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby | Illustrated Regulars among you will know that Ballet News has been collaborating with Berenice Berelli for some time now. Today I want to offer you the latest Limited Edition and exclusive collection based on Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby, which opens at Sadlers Wells in London this week. Inspired by Principals Martha […]

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

February 21, 2013

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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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Ballet Gala Celebration | In a class of their own

September 18, 2012

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Ballet Gala Celebration | In a class of their own   A Gala Evening Performance CELEBRATION! ‘In a class of their own’ Featuring stars of The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet, Strictly Come Dancing, West End Productions and many more well-known artists who have generously agreed to perform. Directed by Wayne Sleep, Royal […]

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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 and Phoenix Dance Theatre win Best Arts Project at the National Lottery Awards

November 7, 2011

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Northern Ballet media release 7 November 2011 For immediate release   Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre win Best Arts Project at the National Lottery Awards   Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre have won the National Lottery Award’s Best Arts Project 2011 for their new purpose-built headquarters in central Leeds. The award was announced on Saturday […]

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Northern Ballet launches ‘Sponsor a Dancer’ campaign

October 20, 2011

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Northern Ballet Media Release For Immediate Release 20 October 2011   Northern Ballet launches ‘Sponsor a Dancer’ campaign Northern Ballet has announced a new fundraising campaign which aims to fill a gap in government funding and ensure that the Company can retain its full complement of 40 dancers. The campaign was launched last night at […]

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Northern Ballet | A Beauty of a Ballet

October 18, 2011

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Northern Ballet media release For immediate release October 2011   Northern Ballet | A Beauty of a Ballet   Northern Ballet is premiering its second new production of the year, Beauty & the Beast, at Leeds Grand Theatre this Christmas from 17 – 31 December. This follows the success of Cleopatra, which has taken over […]

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In ballet class with Martha Leebolt, Premier Dancer, Northern Ballet

June 8, 2011

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Northern Ballet’s Martha Leebolt backstage Following my recent interview, Sugar Plum moments with Martha Leebolt  (Martha Leebolt is a Premier Dancer with Northern Ballet), here are a selection of photographs taken to accompany the interview from morning class. All images ©Bex Singleton.  No unauthorized reproduction. [nggallery id=1]  

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Sugar Plum moments with Martha Leebolt, Premier Dancer with Northern Ballet

May 22, 2011

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Sugar Plum moments with Northern Ballet Principal, Martha Leebolt I’m comparing toes with Cleopatra, a.k.a. Martha Leebolt, and it’s caught me slightly by surprise. How many prima ballerinas do you know who would, unprompted, whip off their shoes and show you their feet ? Leebolt’s are strong & tiny, with no discernable marks from a […]

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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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Northern Ballet triumphs with Cleopatra

March 5, 2011

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Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra opened last weekend in Leeds. As I couldn’t be there, I’d like to show you some photographs from the show, and a video clip taken into the audience by Northern Ballet, after the performance.  Loving Kenneth’s hair ! Well done everyone at Northern Ballet. Here is the video clip of the audience […]

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Breaking Ballet NEWS | National Dance Award winners 2011

January 24, 2011

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Breaking Ballet NEWS | National Dance Award winners 2011

Today the winners of the National Dance Awards 2011 were announced at Sadlers Wells, London.  Recently I published the full list of finalists. Patron of the Awards, Dame Beryl Grey says: “I am delighted that the awards are now entering their second decade and have established an important, permanent and valuable place in the annual dance calendar. […]

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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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The Queen of the ballet – BALLET NEWS WORLD EXCLUSIVE

November 17, 2010

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Cleopatra.  Her very name has stirred within you a reaction, no ?  Seductive, sensual Egypt mashed up against the male-dominated barbarism of ancient Rome.  The perfect incompatibility. David Nixon’s compelling interpretation of Cleopatra’s story for Northern Ballet casts a spotlight on her pivotal liaisons with Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, and on Monday night the […]

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National Dance Awards – Finalists announced

November 5, 2010

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THE 11th ANNUAL NATIONAL DANCE AWARDS FINALISTS OF NATIONAL DANCE AWARDS 2010 ANNOUNCED The finalists of the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2010 were announced today. The winners will be revealed on Monday 24 January 2011 at the awards ceremony in central London. The best male and best female dancer sections look particularly close this […]

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