Pretty little maids all in a row…
Photo courtesy of Hannah Bateman. (@hannah14bateman on Twitter).

Pretty little maids all in a row…

Photo courtesy of Hannah Bateman. (@hannah14bateman on Twitter).

Dancers Hannah Bateman, Lori Gilchrist and Julie Charlet as the Three Sisters in Northern Ballet’s A Christmas Carol.
Photo Bill Cooper.

Dancers Hannah Bateman, Lori Gilchrist and Julie Charlet as the Three Sisters in Northern Ballet’s A Christmas Carol.

Photo Bill Cooper.

Pointe Leading Solost Hannah Bateman. Original photo Lisa Stonehouse, 2008.

Pointe Leading Solost Hannah Bateman. Original photo Lisa Stonehouse, 2008.

Northern Ballet dancers Hannah Bateman and Jessica Morgan on stage at Bradford Alhambra Theatre stretching and warming up before Company Class. Photos Lisa Stonehouse, 2008.

Three photos for this week’s #MondayMoves

Grand Jetés as performed by dancers Hironao Takahashi & Hannah Bateman, Victoria Sibson and Kevin Poeung & Benjamin Mitchell. Photos Bill Cooper, Merlin Hendy and Emma Kauldhar.

"Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order." Samuel Beckett.
Northern Ballet Dancers Giuliano Contadini, Hannah Bateman and Lori Gilchrist in David Nixon OBE's The Great Gatsby.

"Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order." Samuel Beckett.

Northern Ballet Dancers Giuliano Contadini, Hannah Bateman and Lori Gilchrist in David Nixon OBE's The Great Gatsby.

A day without dance is a day wasted.
Photo Justin Slee from rehearsals for David Nixon’s The Great Gatsby. Featuring Northern Ballet Dancers Victoria Sibson, Hannah Bateman, Sebastian Loe & Benjamin Mitchell.

A day without dance is a day wasted.

Photo Justin Slee from rehearsals for David Nixon’s The Great Gatsby. Featuring Northern Ballet Dancers Victoria Sibson, Hannah Bateman, Sebastian Loe & Benjamin Mitchell.

We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams. - Anon

Photo Northern Ballet Dancer Hannah Bateman as Jordan in David Nixon OBE’s The Great Gatsby taken by Bill Cooper, March 2013.

We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams. - Anon

Photo Northern Ballet Dancer Hannah Bateman as Jordan in David Nixon OBE’s The Great Gatsby taken by Bill Cooper, March 2013.

Northern Ballet dancers in Hans van Manen’s Concertante. We performed the Dance Master’s piece as part of a Mixed Programme at out home in Leeds. All photos Emma Kauldhar.

Dancers featured in the photos - Isaac Lee-Baker, Nicola Gervasi, Abigail Prudames, Martha Leebolt, Giuliano Contadini, Lori Gilchrist, Tobias Batley & Hannah Bateman.

On Monday two of our dancers, Leading Soloist Hannah Bateman and Premier Dancer Kenneth Tindall, are as many questions as they can about what it to be a professional dancer, life on tour and (almost) anything you can think of… If you post questions here I’ll post back their answers :)

Please share so as many people as possible get to ask a question!

http://northernballet.com/index.php?q=ask-us-anything

Northern Ballet dancer Hannah Bateman (right) and former Northern Ballet dancer Georgina May (left) in Mark Godden’s Angels in the Architecture. Photo Bill Cooper, 2009.http://northernballet.com/angels

Northern Ballet dancer Hannah Bateman (right) and former Northern Ballet dancer Georgina May (left) in Mark Godden’s Angels in the Architecture. Photo Bill Cooper, 2009.
http://northernballet.com/angels

Northern Ballet dancers in David Nixon’s The Great Gatsby. All photos Bill Cooper.

Full photoset here