Our crew are preparing for another performance of Cleopatra at the Sheffield Lyceum tonight. ^D

Our crew are preparing for another performance of Cleopatra at the Sheffield Lyceum tonight. ^D

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.

Pippa Moore and Hironao Takahahi in Company class. Photo Dolly Williams.

Pippa Moore and Hironao Takahahi in Company class. Photo Dolly Williams.

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.

Michela Paolacci as Tinkerbell in Peter Pan, a ballet by Northern Ballet.
Photo Alastair Muir.

Michela Paolacci as Tinkerbell in Peter Pan, a ballet by Northern Ballet.

Photo Alastair Muir.

How many pointe shoes does a premier dancer use in a year? Pippa Moore answers…

"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak." - Indian Proverb
Dancers Abigail Prudames (left) and Dreda Blow (centre).
Photo Justin Slee.

"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak." - Indian Proverb

Dancers Abigail Prudames (left) and Dreda Blow (centre).

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 Pippa Moore performing pointe-perfect as Cinderella's step-mother.
Photo Emma Kauldhar.

Northern Ballet dancer Pippa Moore performing pointe-perfect as Cinderella's step-mother.

Photo Emma Kauldhar.

Northern Ballet dancers Tobias Batley & Martha Leebolt in David Nixon OBE's Cinderella.
Photo Emma Kauldhar.

Northern Ballet dancers Tobias Batley & Martha Leebolt in David Nixon OBE's Cinderella.

Photo Emma Kauldhar.

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.

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 Antoinette Brooks-Daw as Young Cinderella in David Nixon OBE's Cinderella.
Photo Bill Cooper.

Northern Ballet dancer Antoinette Brooks-Daw as Young Cinderella in David Nixon OBE's Cinderella.

Photo Bill Cooper.