Northern Ballet dancers Tobias Batley & Pippa Moore as Valmont & Tourvel in David Nixon's Dangerous Liaisons. Photo Merlin Hendy.

Northern Ballet dancers Tobias Batley & Pippa Moore as Valmont & Tourvel in David Nixon's Dangerous Liaisons. Photo Merlin Hendy.

One of my favourite images from Beauty & the Beast, after The Beast’s final transformation to a good and loving man with his Beauty in the moonset… (Photo Bill Cooper) (via Beauty & the Beast production images | Northern Ballet)

One of my favourite images from Beauty & the Beast, after The Beast’s final transformation to a good and loving man with his Beauty in the moonset… (Photo Bill Cooper) (via Beauty & the Beast production images | Northern Ballet)

Hironao Takahashi as Alfred (a manservant) and Hannah Bateman as La Feé Luminaire in David Nixon's ballet Beauty & the Beast. Photo Bill Cooper. (via Beauty & the Beast production images | Northern Ballet)

Hironao Takahashi as Alfred (a manservant) and Hannah Bateman as La FeƩ Luminaire in David Nixon's ballet Beauty & the Beast. Photo Bill Cooper. (via Beauty & the Beast production images | Northern Ballet)