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Hannah Bateman [Photo: Bill Cooper]

Happy Birthday NBT

They say life begins at 40 in which case Northern Ballet Theatre (NBT) is heading for even greater things. From our inception in Manchester in 1969 we have grown from a small company of 10 dancers, no permanent orchestra, a home in a basement and a shoe string budget to a respected national ballet company with 38 dancers, a loyal audience, a permanent orchestra and a team of people dedicated to building an even better future. We are also on the brink of having our own purpose built home in Leeds City Centre – something that our founders could only have dreamed of.

To celebrate our 40th anniversary we have a year of productions which highlight NBT's unique blend of ballet and theatre. To find out more about the productions, see the What's On section. Looking ahead to the autumn, we are excited to announce that we will be holding a fundraising gala in December to celebrate our 40th anniversary and raise money for the momentum campaign. There will also be a chance to see past NBT dancers perform in a special performance of A Christmas Carol at the end of November.

We have produced a book to celebrate our 40th Anniversary, you can buy it now by clicking here.

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