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Joseph Taylor as Wadjet in a photoshoot image for Northern Ballet's 50th anniversary. Photo Guy Farrow.


The Water Sprite jumps impressively and points at something we cannot see

Festive Opening Hours

Our building will be closed until Tuesday 4 January.
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Joseph Taylor and Antoinette Brooks Daw in Dangerous Liaisons.

Northern Ballet and Fazenda at Home

Enjoy the ultimate weekend in with Northern Ballet and Fazenda at Home.
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Uther holds Ygraine as she is in arabesque

Culture Recovery Fund

We are very grateful to announce that we have been awarded a further £372,000 from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
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The swans line up ready to take flight

Leavers and Joiners 2021

This season you may have seen some new faces on stage as we welcomed six new dancers to the Company. We will also sadly say goodbye to four dancers at the end of the season.
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Joseph Taylor behind the scenes of KIN. Photo Emily Nuttall

World Ballet Day 2021

Go behind the scenes as we release three never-before-seen films for World Ballet Day.
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David stands with his dancers on stage as they pose to the camara

David Nixon OBE's Fond Farewell from Fans

On Saturday we performed David Nixon OBE's Dangerous Liaisons, the final time we will perform one of his ballets whilst he is Artistic Director.
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Hannah Bateman and Giuliano Contadini on the poster image for Casanove, photo Guy Farrow

Spring 2022 tour announced

Our spring 2022 tour will see us revive two of our most popular ballets, Casanova and The Great Gatsby, and see children’s ballet Pinocchio embark on a national tour.
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Beams of light focus on one spot. One dancer stands above it. A Second dancer leaps behind him, legs and arms spread apart.


See what happens when two worlds unite. Choreographed by Kenneth Tindall in a unique collaboration with the University of Leeds.
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Northern Ballet dancers performing a Charleston in The Great Gatsby. Photo Emma Kauldhar.

Dancer Promotions and Updates

With a new season just around the corner we are pleased to announce several dancer promotions plus some new joiners.
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The swans line up ready to take flight


With the end of the season inevitably comes the time to say goodbye to some of our incredible dancers.
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Joseph Taylor and Antoinette Brooks Daw in Dangerous Liaisons.

Dangerous Liaisons in cinemas internationally

Northern Ballet makes a return to cinema with Dangerous Liaisons, in cinemas across the UK, Europe and North America from 14 September 2021
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Flappers in the 1920s posing  in a coquettish manner.

Artistic Director

Northern Ballet are looking to appoint a new Artistic Director as they move into an exciting period of activity including planning a new 5-year vision.
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