Northern Ballet

Northern Ballet is one of the UK’s leading ballet companies and the widest touring ballet company in the UK. Bold and innovative in its approach, Northern Ballet creates new full-length work with a unique blend of strong classical technique and impressive storytelling. Northern Ballet’s repertoire embraces popular culture and takes inspiration from literature, legend, opera and the classics, pushing the boundaries of what stories can be told through dance.

Northern Ballet is committed to widening access to ballet to as many people in as many places as possible. Alongside its main repertoire the Company tours pioneering children’s ballets, which have been seen by millions of people in theatres, on CBeebies and in cinemas. The Company also programmes Audio Descriptions and Touch Tours as well as Relaxed Performances including in its own studio theatre, the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds.

Northern Ballet’s Learning team run an extensive programme of outreach work in Leeds and beyond including work with Early Years centres, Dance for Parkinson’s classes and wheelchair dance courses.

“[Northern Ballet’s] classes have been like a light for [my husband and I] in rather dark weeks. [The teachers] are superb, exuding joy and warmth and their support and encouragement to all is exceptional.

To see a class of Parkinson sufferers rise from their chairs at the first attempt when they are swaying like flowers is incredible. And now, at home, if Melvyn has trouble turning round, I simply tell him to be a Russian Prince!”  Dance for Parkinson’s participant

We are part of Arts Together because we value the diverse network of people and organisations that make up Arts Together and their passion to work collaboratively to ensure the arts are accessible to all. Being part of Arts Together allows us to share our work with new people in a variety of ways from relaxed performances to creative workshops and more.

Contact details

Northern Ballet
Quarry Hill

Telephone: 0113 220 8000
Email: [email protected]

Image credit: Tony O’Connell

Northern Ballet website