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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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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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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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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 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 dancer Kenneth Tindall nominated at International Competition for Choreographers

May 14, 2012

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Northern Ballet dancer Kenneth Tindall nominated at International Competition for Choreographers Northern Ballet Premier Dancer Kenneth Tindall has been invited to compete for an award at the 26th International Competition for Choreographers in Hannover for his debut choreography Project #1. Originally created for a Northern Ballet Choreographic Workshop performance in the summer of 2011, Project […]

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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 in Perpetual Motion at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

January 25, 2012

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Northern Ballet Dancer Hannah Bateman. Photo by Jason Tozer

Northern Ballet in Perpetual Motion at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre Northern Ballet opens its spring tour with Perpetual Motion, the Company’s first programme of short dance pieces to be performed at its award-winning headquarters. Performances will take place from 9 – 18 February in the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, in Northern Ballet’s centre […]

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Northern Ballet’s compelling ballet Hamlet returns to the Yorkshire stage

August 10, 2011

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Northern Ballet media release For Immediate Release Compelling ballet Hamlet returns to the Yorkshire stage   Northern Ballet’s widely-acclaimed production of Hamlet returns to theatres in Yorkshirethis autumn with performances at the West Yorkshire Playhouse on 9 – 17 September and Sheffield Lyceum Theatre on 20 – 24 September. Created by Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director David […]

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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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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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Cupcakes & Conversation with Tobias Batley, First Soloist, Northern Ballet

May 24, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Tobias Batley, First Soloist, Northern Ballet

Cupcakes & Conversation with Tobias Batley, First Soloist, Northern Ballet Photograph :  Simon Lawson What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I really love my job so motivation isn’t usually a problem, but like anyone Monday mornings can be a struggle, depending on what sort of a weekend I have had. Monday […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Esteban Berlanga, Soloist, English National Ballet

November 25, 2009

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Esteban Berlanga

Cupcakes & conversation with Esteban Berlanga, Soloist, English National Ballet Berlanga has been nominated in the OUTSTANDING MALE PERFORMANCE (CLASSICAL) category of the National Dance Awards.  The other nominees in this category are :  Tobias Batley / Northern Ballet, Esteban Berlanga / English National Ballet, Sergei Polunin /The Royal Ballet. Berlanga has also been nominated in […]

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