Tag Archives: Northern Ballet

Northern Ballet announces enchanting new ballet for children

April 16, 2014

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Northern Ballet announces enchanting new ballet for children On the eve of the television broadcast of Three Little Pigs, Northern Ballet announces that their much-anticipated new ballet for children, Elves & the Shoemaker, will première in Leeds this October.  Elves & the Shoemaker is the latest in Northern Ballet’s award-winning series of Short Ballets for […]

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Northern Ballet’s Three Little Pigs on CBeebies

April 10, 2014

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CBeebies Three Little Pigs. Presented by Mr Bloom (Ben Faulks) with dancers from Northern Ballet. Straw Pig (Teresa Saavedra Bordes) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

  Northern Ballet’s Three Little Pigs on CBeebies This Easter, Three Little Pigs, presented my Mr Bloom with dancers from Northern Ballet will be broadcast on CBeebies on 21/4/2014.  

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Northern Ballet announces UK Première of Jean-Christophe Maillot’s, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo production of Romeo & Juliet

April 9, 2014

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Northern Ballet announces UK Première of Jean-Christophe Maillot’s, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo production of Romeo & Juliet Ahead of tonight’s Les Ballets de Monte Carlo’s UK Première of LAC (After Swan Lake) at the London Coliseum, Northern Ballet has announced that it will open its spring 2015 season with the UK Première of Jean-Christophe […]

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The Architect – Kenneth Tindall announces latest work for Northern Ballet’s Mixed Programme in Leeds

April 1, 2014

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Kenneth Tindall and Martha Leebolt Photograph : Cheryl Angear

The Architect – Kenneth Tindall announces latest work for Northern Ballet’s Mixed Programme in Leeds NorthernBallet’s Premier Dancer and up and coming British choreographer, Kenneth Tindall, has announced his latest work for the Leeds-based company. The Architect will première in Leeds at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre as part of Northern Ballet’s Mixed Programme […]

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Tony Hall announces greatest commitment to arts for a generation

March 25, 2014

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Picture Shows: Director General, Tony Hall - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Tony Hall announces greatest commitment to arts for a generation Introduction Arts will take centre-stage across the BBC with a new topical strand taking audiences to music and arts events across the UK; a new digital offering; closer engagement with artists and institutions; more distinctive arts content across all the BBC’s outlets; and stronger leadership […]

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Royal Television Society award nomination for Northern Ballet

March 12, 2014

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Royal Television Society award nomination for Northern Ballet The television adaptation of Northern Ballet’s Ugly Duckling has been nominated for a Royal Television Society programme award in the Children’s Fiction category. Ugly Duckling was Northern Ballet’s first ballet created for children and was choreographed by company dancers Dreda Blow and Sebastian Loe. The BAFTA award-winning […]

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Northern Ballet makes inaugural visit to the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre

March 7, 2014

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Northern Ballet dancers Tobias Batley and Dreda_Blow in Luminous Juncture Photo Emma Kauldhar

Northern Ballet makes inaugural visit to the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre Northern Ballet will make their first visit to the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre from 8 – 10  May with a Mixed Programme. The Leeds-based Company will hold four performances of their triple bill showcasing both established international and emerging choreographic […]

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Northern Ballet gains some new faces after student successes on Academy’s Graduate Professional Programme

March 3, 2014

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Northern Ballet gains some new faces after student successes on Academy’s Graduate Professional Programme Four Academy of Northern Ballet students are celebrating after being offered professional contracts with Northern Ballet after training on the Academy’s Graduate Professional Programme. The pioneering programme, the first of its kind in the UK, offers a final year of training […]

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Big Ballet may have seen their last curtain call but the stage door is always open with Northern Ballet

February 21, 2014

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Big Ballet may have seen their last curtain call but the stage door is always open with Northern Ballet Filmed at Northern Ballets Big Ballet may have come to an end last night, but the door into dance remains open with Northern Ballet. The Company has been pioneering accessible ballet since it was founded nearly […]

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Go behind-the-scenes with Northern Ballet

February 13, 2014

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Go behind-the-scenes with Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre Contemporary meets ballet as Northern Ballet dancer Dreeda Blow and Phoenix Dance Theatre dancer Alice Laidler, who both share a state-of-the-art home on Quarry Hill in Leeds, come together ahead of the Northern Ballet & Phoenix Dance Theatre Open House 2014 on Saturday 15 February. On […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Rachael Gillespie, Coryphée, Northern Ballet

February 6, 2014

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Rachel Gillespie in NBT's Peter Pan

Cupcakes & Conversation with Rachael Gillespie, Coryphée, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? It’s a brand new day! I’m lucky to be happy and healthy and doing a job that I love. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you […]

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Northern Ballet | The queen of all ballets: Cleopatra is back

January 28, 2014

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Martha Leebolt (5) as Cleopatra dn Kenneth_Tindall as Wadjet The Snake God in Northern Ballet's Cleopatra _Photo by Bill Cooper

Northern Ballet | The queen of all ballets: Cleopatra is back Northern Ballet brings the remarkable story of one of the world’s best-known icons, Cleopatra, back to the stage at Leeds Grand Theatre from Thu 6 – Sat 15 Mar 2014. Cleopatra premiered in Leeds in February 2011 and toured extensively throughout the UK. Seen […]

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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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Access all areas open day with Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre

January 20, 2014

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Access all areas open day with Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre are throwing open their doors to the public on Saturday 15 February and inviting people to take a rare glimpse at what life is like behind-the-scenes in their multi-award winning building. Open House 2014 is a day […]

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Something Special at Northern Ballet

January 15, 2014

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Something Special at Northern Ballet s entertainment programme Something Special on the BBC CBeebies channel on Thursday 16 January. Members s Learning team have worked with the programme in an episode that focuses on dance. The CBeebies team filmed at Northern Ballet in Leeds with children from John Jamieson School, a specialist inclusive learning centre […]

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Northern Ballet takes the Dream to China

January 13, 2014

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Northern Ballet takes the Dream to China   Northern Ballet has arrived in China to bring Shakespeare’s most enchanting tale to audiences with a tour of David Nixon’s critically acclaimed production A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Company is the first British cultural organisation to tour to China following the signing of a new cultural agreement […]

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The Royal Ballet Edited Highlights | January – May 2014

January 12, 2014

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The Royal Ballet | Edited Highlights January – May 2014 A chance to see Natalia Osipova and Matthew Golding in role debuts at the Royal Opera House Northern Ballet brings a mixed programme to the Linbury Studio Theatre THE SLEEPING BEAUTY MARIUS PETIPA Conductor: Valeriy Ovsyanikov 22 February 1.30pm and 7pm / 26, 27 February […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Giuliano Contadini, Soloist, Northern Ballet

January 6, 2014

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Giuliano Contadini, Soloist, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? My special protein shake. It wakes me up much faster than my alarm. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it ? It’s the […]

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Students of Elmhurst School for Dance leap towards new accommodation

December 17, 2013

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Elmhurst School for Dance - new sixth form accomodation - image supplied by St Paul's Associates

Students of Elmhurst School for Dance leap towards new accommodation To resolve a demand for additional boarding premises in the vicinity of its Bristol Road premises in Birmingham, Elmhurst School for Dance is working with Calthorpe Estates, Birmingham-based architects St Paul’s Associates, and construction, design and management co-ordinator DBK to provide additional accommodation for its […]

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Academy of Northern Ballet to hit the road in search of Yorkshire’s talented young dancers

December 12, 2013

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Academy of Northern Ballet to hit the road in search of Yorkshire’s talented young dancers   Northern Ballet has announced plans to take its Academy Open Days on the road to Hull, Doncaster and Harrogate in early 2014 in a bid to find Yorkshire’s most promising young dance talent. The open days are a chance […]

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