Excellent! Participants Podcast…

March 11, 2010 at 4:18 pm (Academy, Classical Training, Northern Ballet Theatre Academy) (, , )

Northern Ballet Theatre Academy and other participants of the Excellent! event tell us about taking part and the challenges they faced in preparing for their performance.

Hannah Kirkpatrick, Academy Officer, said:

“It was a big success” and went on to say, “We’re really proud of all our students…”

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Northern Ballet Theatre Academy is EXCELLENT!

March 4, 2010 at 4:52 pm (Academy, Classical Training, Northern Ballet Theatre Academy) (, , )

This Saturday (6th March) 5 students from the Northern Ballet Theatre Academy will be taking part in ‘Excellent! 2010‘ at the Riley Theatre, Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

Photo by: Gavin Joynt

Photo by: Gavin Joynt

Excellent! 2010‘ will be an exciting and exhilarating evening of music and dance to celebrate the stars of tomorrow.

The evening is to celebrate the DCSF’s Music and Dance Scheme and the sheer talent of young dancers and musicians in the North.

With students performing from The Hammond, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, The Junior Royal Northern College of Music, Yorkshire Young Musicians, The Lowry Dance CAT, Chetham’s School of Music and Northern Ballet Theatre Academy it will be an evening not to be missed.

The performance will start at 19.30 and tickets are now on sale and can be bought from the Riley Theatre box office: 0113 219 3018
The tickets will cost £6.50 or £4.50 concession.

Northern Ballet Theatre Academy’s piece has been choreographed by ex-company Dancer, Omar Gordon. He has been busy rehearsing the students in between trips to Paris and Belfast and we are really excited about it being premiered on Saturday night. Here are some photos of rehearsals to give you a quick glimpse of the choreography…

Photo by: Gavin Joynt

Photo by: Gavin Joynt

Photo by: Gavin Joynt

Photo by: Gavin Joynt

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NBT students are excellent!

August 5, 2008 at 11:14 am (Classical Training, Events, Northern Ballet Theatre Academy) (, , , , , , , )

Photograph by Simon Richardson

Seven of NBT’s students performed at excellent! at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London on Tuesday 15 July. excellent! was a celebration of the achievements of this country’s most talented young dancers and musicians. NBT’s students performed a piece by choreographer Sharon Watson, alongside seven students from the Northern School for Contemporary Dance (NSCD), to music composed by the Yorkshire Young Musicians (YYM).

The students spent three days in London and stayed at The Tring Arts Educational School. On the day before the performance the students rehearsed with the NSCD students and YYM at Sadler’s Wells to make sure they were ready for their big performance the following day. The excellent! performance was a fantastic success and the students met other young and talented dancers and musicians from across the country. All the students did the Company proud, well done everyone!

Joshua Ockerby who is in the third year of NBT’s Professional Training Division said, “It was amazing to perform on stage at one of the most famous dance venues in the world, I enjoyed every minute of it and hope I get to do it again soon! “

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