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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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Home-grown talent recognised with Northern Ballet award nominations

July 26, 2014

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Home-grown talent recognised with Northern Ballet award nominations Northern Ballet is honoured to have received a nomination for Best Company at the Taglioni European Ballet Awards with additional recognition for one of its Premier Dancers, Kenneth Tindall, who has been nominated for Best Young Choreographer. The winners of the awards, which recognises the work of the top ballet companies, […]

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Arts Council England’s analysis of its investment in large-scale opera and ballet

July 1, 2014

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Arts Council England’s analysis of its investment in large-scale opera and ballet Briefing and Outline  Background After the last investment round in 2012, the Arts Council identified the need for an analysis of its funding for large-scale opera and ballet companies.  We knew the companies had been under considerable financial stress in recent years, partly […]

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Arts Council England announces details of its investment plans for the next three years

July 1, 2014

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Arts Council England announces details of its investment plans for the next three years Today (1 July) Arts Council England announces details of its investment plans for the next three years including its new national portfolio of arts organisations and museums representing a major public investment in England’s arts and culture. These plans include: A […]

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Northern Ballet endorsed as key organisation in Arts Council England’s National Portfolio

July 1, 2014

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Northern Ballet endorsed as key organisation in Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Northern Ballet has received a 23% increase in its funding from Arts Council England and has secured a place as a National Portfolio Organisation for 2015-18. The increase represents an additional £550,000 for the Leeds-based company. Northern Ballet currently tours full-length ballets, mixed […]

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Ballet with bite: Northern Ballet’s Dracula returns to West Yorkshire Playhouse

June 30, 2014

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Ballet with bite: Northern Ballet’s Dracula returns to West Yorkshire Playhouse This autumn prepare for a performance with a dramatic bite that will leave you thirsty for more as Northern Ballet resurrects Dracula at the West Yorkshire Playhouses Artistic Director, David Nixon OBE, Dracula returns exclusively to Leeds from 5 – 13 September 2014. Last […]

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Ignite your imagination with Northern Ballet’s Summer Course

June 27, 2014

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Ignite your imagination with Northern Ballet’s Summer Course Northern Ballet is now taking bookings for their 2014 Summer Course for 6 – 13 year olds designed to get children moving during the summer holidays and give them the opportunity be creative and make new friends whilst experiencing and enjoying dance no matter what their level […]

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English National Ballet School | 25th Anniversary Summer Performances

June 17, 2014

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English National Ballet School | 25th Anniversary Summer Performances English National Ballet School is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. As we approach the end of our celebratory year we are delighted to announce that for this first time in our 25 year history we have graduating students joining all 5 UK ballet companies : English National Ballet, […]

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Northern Ballet welcomes new dancers this summer

June 11, 2014

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Northern Ballet welcomes new dancers this summer Northern Ballet will welcome 12 new dancers this summer and has also announced promotions for existing members of the Company. Adeline Kaiser (English Youth Ballet) will join the third year corps and Ayami Miyata (Singapore Dance Theatre) returns to Northern Ballet to join the second year corps having […]

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Northern Ballet’s A Christmas Carol and The Three Musketeers to be staged on two sides of the globe this autumn

June 10, 2014

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Northern Ballet’s A Christmas Carol and The Three Musketeers to be staged on two sides of the globe this autumn Northern Ballet’s A Christmas Carol and The Three Musketeers are to be staged by The Royal New Zealand Ballet and Alberta Ballet on opposite sides of the globe this autumn. The two companies are working […]

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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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