Northern Ballet

Northern Ballet

Charity information

Northern Ballet

Northern Ballet takes world-class dance to diverse communities across the UK. We reach people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities and provide creative opportunities to experience the joy of dance.

Founded 1969

  • Mission statement

    Northern Ballet is a powerhouse for inventive dance and our bold artistic vision is at the heart of everything we do. Inspired by an eclectic mix of classical dance, theatre, popular culture and literature, we create original story-based ballets and innovative mixed programmes that appeal to a broad range of audiences. As the UK’s widest touring Ballet Company, we reach towns and cities which rarely have access to professional dance and engage and new audiences through passionate storytelling. As Europe’s best ballet company (Taglioni Awards 2015), we are committed to our leading role as an international ambassador for dance. We believe that world-class dance is a unique selling point of our city and region, and that Northern Ballet takes Leeds to the world’s cultural stage.

    We know that ballet can change lives. As part of our commitment to increasing accessibility and growing audiences, Northern Ballet is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of dancers and dance audiences. Through our popular children’s ballets and innovative learning and outreach programmes, we reach people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. From our wheelchair access dance programme, In Motion, to our ‘Ability’ programme for young adults with learning disabilities, we strive to break down barriers and to realise a vision where dance is accessible to all.

  • Aims

    Northern Ballet aims to:

    • To create and perform new ballets to as wide an audience as possible through the UK.
    • To advance education in the Arts.
  • Overview

    Established: September 1969

    Registered Charity Number: 259140

    Board members: 15

    Full time staff: 120

    Part time staff: 20

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 0113 220 8000

    Address: Northern BalletQuarry HillLeeds LS2 7PA

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