Northern Ballet
A powerhouse of inventive dance Northern Ballet is a powerhouse of inventive dance. Bold and confident in our approach, we engage, involve and move our audiences. We reach a diverse range of people through passionate story-telling, a mastery of classical dance technique and an absolute commitment to our leading role as an international ambassador for world-class dance. A unique company Northern Ballet was set up in 1969 and has since grown to become one of the best-loved dance companies in the world. We take inspiration from an eclectic mix of classical dance, theatre, popular culture, literature and opera to develop new and original productions and to create new interpretations of popular classical ballets. We believe in the value of creating full-length ballets which appeal to as many people as possible from all walks of life, and we constantly seek out new audiences. We regularly tour throughout the UK and overseas and enjoy making everyone whose lives we touch feel they are part of the Northern Ballet family. Just at a time when we felt we were on the crest of a wave goverment cuts brought about a decrease in our funding. Having achieved so much on limited resources, it came as a huge disappointment. Without increased support we will have to significantly reduce the number of dancers in the Company. We now need your help to ensure we can keep our Company together. Fundraising just got personal. Join us, your donation could help us sponsor a dancer and help us to continue to produce work that inspires our audiences across the county.


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Dianne's fundraising page for Northern Ballet

Dianne Balmforth

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Hi, thanks for visiting this page.

I've been a keen supporter of Northern Ballet for over 20 years and I'm proud to run for them to raise money for the 'Sponsor a Dancer Campaign'.

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Northern Ballet to ensure they can retain their full Company of 40 dancers and support the next generation of aspiring Ballet dancers.  More information at

Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Thank you for your kind and generous donation.


Recent donors

21.07.13 Good luck or well done....

18.07.13 An extra £10 to take you over the £1,000 mark!

15.07.13 Well done!


09.07.13 Good luck Dianne. Proud of you. Will be thinking of you on Sunday. Love and best wishes Catherine x

08.07.13 Good luck and best wishes - hope it is not too hot for the run

04.07.13 Good Luck Diane! We know you 'll do it .. with style.

27.06.13 I admire your effort, Dianne. Enjoy yourself!


12.06.13 Good luck Dianne I'm sure you will enjoy it!

12.06.13 Very happy to support you running for a cause so close to my heart!

11.06.13 Don't have too much to eat the night before!!!! Hope you do well

11.06.13 Good luck with the run Dianne

09.06.13 That's my girl!!!!


12.05.13 Go for it Dianne-Keep Running!





04.05.13 Good luck. I wish I could walk as far as you will run. See you at the ballet in Leeds.

03.05.13 Good luck with the run. Nice to help NBT a great company

01.05.13 Good luck Dianne. I'm happy to support while you do all the hard work!!


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Diane and Kevin Rooney
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