Northern Ballet was set up in 1969 and has since grown to become one of the best-loved dance companies in the world. We take inspiration from an eclectic mix of classical dance, theatre, popular culture, literature and opera to develop new and original productions or to create a new interpretation of popular classical ballets.

We believe in the value of creating full-length ballets which appeal to as many people as possible from all walks of life, and we constantly seek out new audiences. We regularly tour throughout the UK and overseas and enjoy making everyone whose lives we touch feel they are part of the Northern Ballet family.

We are proud that our achievements in raising the profile of dance in the UK have been recognised through a number of prestigious nominations and awards including: the Patron’s Award at the annual National Dance Awards recognising the work we have done to raise the profile of dance in the UK; we are 3 time consecutive winner of the Audience Award, the only award voted for by the public; and most recently our premier dancer, Martha Leebolt, won the award for Outstanding Classical Female Performance.

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Northern Ballet
Quarry Hill