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Northern Ballet announces promotions and joiners for 2016/17 season

July 5, 2016

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Northern Ballet announces promotions and joiners for 2016/17 season   Northern Ballet will welcome ten new dancers for the 2016/17 season and has also announced promotions for existing members of the Company.   Joining the corps de ballet are: Naomi Bottomer (English National Ballet); Sarah Chun (Kansas City Ballet); Abigail Cockrell (Romanian National Opera); Jonathan […]

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Northern Ballet wins at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards

June 7, 2016

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Northern Ballet wins at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards   Northern Ballet is delighted to have won the dance award at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards for its production of 1984. Presented at a ceremony in London on Sunday, Northern Ballet was nominated alongside The Royal Ballet and Lost Dog. The awards will […]

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Northern Ballet develops emerging talent with its Choreographic Laboratory

June 2, 2016

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Northern Ballet develops emerging talent with its Choreographic Laboratory Northern Ballet has commenced its second annual Choreographic Laboratory which brings together five emerging choreographers for a three-week intensive to research and develop ideas for new narrative dance with Northern Ballet’s professional dancers. The Choreographic Laboratory culminates in Tell Tale Steps 2: Narrative in Ballet, a […]

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Northern Ballet brings history’s greatest lover to the stage with the World Première of Casanova

May 24, 2016

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Northern Ballet brings history’s greatest lover to the stage with the World Première of Casanova   Northern Ballet is to bring history’s most notorious lover to life with its new ballet Casanova. The internationally acclaimed company will transport audiences to decadent 18th century Venice, telling the sensational story of the infamous Italian adventurer in a […]

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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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Join the revolution with the London Première of Northern Ballet’s 1984

April 26, 2016

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Join the revolution with the London Première of Northern Ballet’s 1984  As one man risks everything to fall in love, join Northern Ballet for the London Première of Jonathan Watkins’ critically acclaimed 1984. ‘The ballet equivalent of a page turner’ (The Stage), Northern Ballet is bringing this cult-classic to life for seven performances only at […]

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Northern Ballet prepares for World Première of Jane Eyre

April 21, 2016

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Northern Ballet prepares for World Première of Jane Eyre Join one of literature’s most iconic heroines on a journey of courage, romance and tragedy with the World Première of Northern Ballet’s Jane Eyre. Based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë and performed during the 200th anniversary of her birth, Northern Ballet will bring this beautiful […]

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Northern Ballet announces stylish new season for autumn 2016

April 11, 2016

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Northern Ballet announces stylish new season for autumn 2016   Northern Ballet has announced details of its autumn 2016 season which includes revivals of David Nixon OBE’s chic Beauty & the Beast and Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Les Ballets de Monte Carlo production of Romeo and Juliet. The Company will also perform Wuthering Heights in Leeds as […]

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Northern Ballet announces World Première of new children’s ballet for 2016

March 24, 2016

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Northern Ballet announces World Première of new children’s ballet for 2016   Following in the footsteps of its first four innovative children’s ballets, Northern Ballet has announced its next World Première will be an adaptation of classic fairytale Goldilocks & the Three Bears. The new ballet will première at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre […]

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Northern Ballet’s 1984 to be screened on BBC Four

February 18, 2016

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Northern Ballet’s 1984 to be screened on BBC Four   Northern Ballet’s critically acclaimed production of 1984 will be shown on BBC Four after being commissioned by The Space as part of its collaboration with BBC Arts. The new ballet, which premièred in Leeds in early September 2015, was filmed during live performances at Manchester’s […]

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Northern Ballet returns home from Gatsby glory in China

February 8, 2016

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Northern Ballet returns home from Gatsby glory in China Northern Ballet has returned home to Leeds following a sell-out international tour to China that saw them perform to over 10,000 people. The Company performed its blockbuster production, The Great Gatsby, to packed houses at Shanghai Grand Theatre and Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts […]

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Northern Ballet’s Swan Lake returns for national tour

January 19, 2016

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Northern Ballet’s Swan Lake returns for national tour   Join Northern Ballet this spring for one of ballet’s most famous love stories with the return of David Nixon OBE’s Swan Lake. Performed to Tchaikovsky’s moving score, this production is a modern take on an iconic classic with all the beauty for which Swan Lake is […]

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Classics reimagined as Northern Ballet announces spring 2016 season

November 18, 2015

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Classics reimagined as Northern Ballet announces spring 2016 season Northern Ballet has released details of its spring 2016 season which will see popular classic titles brought to life through the Company’s unique blend of dance and storytelling. Northern Ballet’s new season includes the return of audience favourite Swan Lake, the continuation of 1984 and the […]

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Christmas dreams come true in Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker

September 23, 2015

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Christmas dreams come true in Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker This winter join Northern Ballet on the ultimate family adventure as Christmas favourite, The Nutcracker, returns to the stage. Northern Ballet will tour with this enduring festive tale to Woking’s New Victoria Theatre, Newcastle Theatre Royal and Norwich Theatre Royal in November 2015 before returning to […]

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Northern Ballet announces World Première of Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre

September 17, 2015

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Northern Ballet announces World Première of Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre Northern Ballet has announced its next new creation will be an adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s iconic masterpiece, Jane Eyre. Choreographed by acclaimed international dance maker Cathy Marston, the new full-length ballet will première during the 200th anniversary year of Charlotte Brontë’s birth. The World Première […]

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Join the revolution with the World Première of Northern Ballet’s 1984

July 21, 2015

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Join the revolution with the World Première of Northern Ballet’s 1984 As one man risks everything to fall in love, join Northern Ballet for the World Première of Jonathan Watkins’ 1984. Recently awarded Best Company at the European Taglioni Ballet Awards, Northern Ballet is bringing this cult-classic to life with the World Première at the […]

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The Royal Ballet School Graduate Contracts 2015

July 15, 2015

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The Royal Ballet School Graduate Contracts 2015   The class of 2015 who have graduated from The Royal Ballet School with contracts are : Chisato Katsura – The Royal Ballet Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød – The Royal Ballet Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme Harry Churches – The Royal Ballet Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme Leo Dixon – […]

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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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2 + 2 = 1984 for Northern Ballet

September 29, 2014

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2 + 2 = 1984 for Northern Ballet Northern Ballet is delighted to announce its next new creation will be 1984, based on George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece and created by guest Choreographer Jonathan Watkins. Experts in passionate storytelling, Northern Ballet’s adaptations of some of the world’s most treasured novels move and inspire more people in more cities across […]

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Spectacular Evening of Dance Entertainment at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London

September 8, 2014

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Spectacular Evening of Dance Entertainment at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London   Major stars of ballet combine with other performers to present a unique and dazzling program of dance with 12 short & exciting pieces including several premieres and new works alongside well loved classics. The event is in aid of new charity Dance Again Foundation which […]

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