Northern Ballet dancers Ashley Dixon & Rachael Gillespie in rehearsals for David Nixon OBE's new production of Cinderella.
Photo Justin Slee.

Northern Ballet dancers Ashley Dixon & Rachael Gillespie in rehearsals for David Nixon OBE's new production of Cinderella.

Photo Justin Slee.

A few of Northern Ballet’s dancers practicing their circus skills ready for the World Première of Cinderella in December 2013.

Dancers featured Ashley Dixon, Nicola Gervasi, Giuliano Contadini, Sean Bates, Joseph Taylor, Daniel de Andrade (Ballet Master), Sebastian Loe, Matthew Broadbent, Matthew Koon and Mlindi Kulashe.

Photos Justin Slee.

If you could turn any book, film or play into a ballet, what would it be?

If you could turn any book, film or play into a ballet, what would it be?

We asked Twitter to tell us which production from the last few years we should post an image from, in six minutes there were six different titles so here’s six photos from six productions… Cleopatra, The Great Gatsby, Beauty & the Beast, Madame Butterfly, The Nutcracker & Wuthering Heights.

Dancers include Hironao Takahashi (Octavian), Victoria Sibson (Myrtle), Ashley Dixon (The Beast), Martha Leebolt (Beauty), Georgina May (Kate and Cathy), Tobias Batley (Pinkerton and Heathcliff) and John Hull.

Photos Bill Cooper and Merlin Hendy.

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul." Martha Graham
Image - Northern Ballet Dancers Ashley Dixon & Pippa Moore, photo Justin Slee.

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul." Martha Graham

Image - Northern Ballet Dancers Ashley Dixon & Pippa Moore, photo Justin Slee.

Northern Ballet Dancers Pippa Moore & Ashley Dixon in David Nixon OBE’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
northernballet.com/midsummer
Photo Jason Tozer.

Northern Ballet Dancers Pippa Moore & Ashley Dixon in David Nixon OBE’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

northernballet.com/midsummer

Photo Jason Tozer.

Northern Ballet dancers Pippa Moore & Ashley Dixon as Titania & Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photo Jason Tozer.

Northern Ballet dancers Pippa Moore & Ashley Dixon as Titania & Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photo Jason Tozer.

Our ballet master, Daniel de Andrade, is creating a series of Meet A dancer videos with an interview and an original piece of choreography. This one has been created on Northern Ballet Soloist Ashley Dixon to music from danosongs.com.

A teaser trailer for our brand new production of The Great Gatsby, premièring on Saturday 2 March, 2013.

Featured dancers Martha Leebolt & Tobias Batley.

Filmed & edited by Zsolt Sándor

Promotional pics for our new production of The Great Gatsby taken at Bibis in Leeds. Take a look at the full photoset on northernballet.com.

Photos by Justin Slee.

Ashley Dixon and Martha Leebolt as the Beast and Beauty in David Nixon OBE's ballet Beauty & the Beast. Also featuring sprites performed by Ayana Kanda, Michela Paolacci & Christie Duncan. Photo Bill Cooper.

Ashley Dixon and Martha Leebolt as the Beast and Beauty in David Nixon OBE's ballet Beauty & the Beast. Also featuring sprites performed by Ayana Kanda, Michela Paolacci & Christie Duncan. Photo Bill Cooper.