The Northern Ballet

Kleinwort Hambros has sponsored Northern Ballet since 2015 and we are delighted to continue our sponsorship this year, hosting three client events in Leeds, Edinburgh and London.


2022 marks a year of blockbusters for Northern Ballet, as the Company revives a series of acclaimed productions: Casanova, The Great Gatsby, The Little Mermaidand The Nutcracker.

Northern Ballet is regarded as one of the world’s premier ballet companies. With a mission to make high quality ballet accessible to everyone, it is committed to creating new productions and touring widely, performing to audiences throughout the UK. Northern Ballet’s passion is to create work that is innovative and surprising, offering audiences something other than traditional ballet titles.

Alongside the creation of award-winning ballet for stage, the Company is transforming digital dance, creating some of the most dynamic and diverse dance on screen, with award-winning digital content that is pushing the boundaries in how dance is performed, captured and viewed. Its platform showcases dynamic original dance films by emerging choreographers and filmmakers, alongside amazing ballet insight films. ​

Each year, Northern Ballet shares the joy of dance with over 50,000 people in the UK through its pioneering research-led learning and community outreach activities, which demonstrate the transformative power of dance in relation to education, health, wellbeing and social mobility. Through the Academy of Northern Ballet’s Spotted! Programme, it also identifies and trains talented young dancers through workshops in schools and in the community: just one of the many ways Northern Ballet is securing a sustainable, inclusive future for dance.

2022 will see a new Artistic Director take the helm at Northern Ballet, and we are hugely excited to be working in partnership as the Company begins this new era.