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Northern Ballet announces new programme for classical ballet graduates

March 27, 2013

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Northern Ballet announces new programme for classical ballet graduates   Northern Ballet is launching an exciting new finishing year course for ballet graduates, designed by David Nixon OBE, Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director and Director of Northern Ballet Academy and Yoko Ichino, Associate Director of Northern Ballet Academy, to help bridge the gap between leaving full-time […]

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Northern Ballet’s Madame Butterfly

February 6, 2012

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Ayana Kanda as Butterfly in Northern Ballet’s Madame Butterfly. Photo by Jason Tozer

Northern Ballet’s Madame Butterfly Northern Ballet media release For immediate release 6th February 2012 Northern Ballet to perform classic tragedy Madame Butterfly Northern Ballet is performing Madame Butterfly at the Leeds Grand Theatre from 29 February to 10 March, following successful performances of the production in Beijing last year. Madame Butterfly is directed and choreographed […]

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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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