Northern Ballet Artistic Director David Nixon OBE and Premier Dancer Martha Leebolt in Cinderella rehearsals.
Photo Justin Slee.

Northern Ballet Artistic Director David Nixon OBE and Premier Dancer Martha Leebolt in Cinderella rehearsals.

Photo Justin Slee.

A #mondaymaxim inspired by last night’s #superbowl.
'Dancers are the Athletes of God' ~ attributed to Albert Einstein 
Dancer Martha Leebolt. Photo Justin Slee http://northernballet.com/cinderella

A #mondaymaxim inspired by last night’s #superbowl.

'Dancers are the Athletes of God' ~ attributed to Albert Einstein 

Dancer Martha Leebolt. Photo Justin Slee http://northernballet.com/cinderella

Only 31 days sleeps until #Cleopatra is back! (not that we are counting or anything)Martha Leebolt & Javier Torres as Cleopatra & Caesar in David Nixon’s Cleopatra. Photo Bill Cooper. http://northernballet.com/cleopatra

Only 31 days sleeps until #Cleopatra is back! (not that we are counting or anything)

Martha Leebolt & Javier Torres as Cleopatra & Caesar in David Nixon’s Cleopatra. Photo Bill Cooper. 
http://northernballet.com/cleopatra

Premier Dancer Martha Leebolt and Artistic Director David Nixon OBE in rehearsals for Cleopatra.
Photo Justin Slee.

Premier Dancer Martha Leebolt and Artistic Director David Nixon OBE in rehearsals for Cleopatra.

Photo Justin Slee.

Northern Ballet dancers Tobias Batley as the Prince, Martha Leebolt as Cinderella and Hironao Takahashi as The Magician in David Nixon OBE's new ballet.
Photo Emma Kauldhar.

Northern Ballet dancers Tobias Batley as the Prince, Martha Leebolt as Cinderella and Hironao Takahashi as The Magician in David Nixon OBE's new ballet.

Photo Emma Kauldhar.

"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion" Martha Graham.
Dancer Martha Leebolt in rehearsals for David Nixon OBE's Cinderella.
Photo Justin Slee.

"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion" Martha Graham.

Dancer Martha Leebolt in rehearsals for David Nixon OBE's Cinderella.

Photo Justin Slee.

Have a very Merry Christmas from all at Northern Ballet…
Dancers Tobias Batley & Martha Leebolt. Photo Bill Cooper.

Have a very Merry Christmas from all at Northern Ballet…

Dancers Tobias Batley & Martha Leebolt. Photo Bill Cooper.

Northern Ballet dancer Martha Leebolt as Cinderella in David Nixon OBE's new ballet.
Photo Bill Cooper.

Northern Ballet dancer Martha Leebolt as Cinderella in David Nixon OBE's new ballet.

Photo Bill Cooper.

Cinderella and her step-mother going pointe to pointe…
Northern Ballet dancers Pippa Moore and Martha Leebolt in David Nixon OBE's Cinderella.
Photo Bill Cooper.

Cinderella and her step-mother going pointe to pointe…

Northern Ballet dancers Pippa Moore and Martha Leebolt in David Nixon OBE's Cinderella.

Photo Bill Cooper.

Northern Ballet dancers Martha Leebolt and Tobias Batley as Cinderella and Prince Mikhail in David Nixon OBE's Cinderella.
Photo Bill Cooper.

Northern Ballet dancers Martha Leebolt and Tobias Batley as Cinderella and Prince Mikhail in David Nixon OBE's Cinderella.

Photo Bill Cooper.

Northern Ballet dancer Martha Leebolt in rehearsals for David Nixon OBE's new ballet, Cinderella.
Photo Justin Slee.

Northern Ballet dancer Martha Leebolt in rehearsals for David Nixon OBE's new ballet, Cinderella.

Photo Justin Slee.

Northern Ballet dancers Martha Leebolt, Abigail Prudames, Dreda Blow, Antoinette Brooks-Daw, Kevin Poeung, Giuliano Contadini, Jeremy Curnier and Tobias Batley in rehearsals for David Nixon OBE’s new ballet, Cinderella.
Photos Justin Slee.
http://northernballet.com/cinderella

Northern Ballet dancer Martha Leebolt.

Also featuring dancers Tobias Batley, Giuliano Contadini and Benjamin Mitchell.

Photos by Bill Cooper, Emma Kauldhar & Brian Slater from productions Cleopatra, Beauty & the Beast, The Great Gatsby, Project #1 and I Got Rhythm.

Northern Ballet dancer Martha Leebolt in 2008 waiting backstage as Titania in David Nixon's A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photo Lisa Stonehouse.

Northern Ballet dancer Martha Leebolt in 2008 waiting backstage as Titania in David Nixon's A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photo Lisa Stonehouse.