Northern Ballet’s Expressions returns to Leeds this July, marking the 10-year anniversary of the pioneering festival of inclusive dance.

Established in 2013, Expressions was created to showcase and celebrate the work of disabled dance artists. Housed in Northern Ballet's Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre in the Quarry Hill district of Leeds, the festival has attracted groups from across Yorkshire, the UK and overseas.

To mark this 10 year milestone, this year’s programme will feature the première of Every Little Thing is a Change, a dance film by renowned Director and Choreographer Ben Wright, featuring Northern Ballet dancers alongside dancers from Ability, a course for adults with additional learning support needs.

The world’s foremost inclusive dance company Candoco will take to the stage to perform their latest work I think we should start over, choreographed by award winning Leeds Dance Artist Jamaal Burkmar.

Leanne Kirkham, Northern Ballet’s Director of Learning said: ‘We are delighted to be celebrating 10 years of Expressions this year and hugely excited to be premièring the first integrated digital work featuring Northern Ballet and Ability dancers.

We are so proud of all that Expressions achieves and represents, bringing dancers of all ages and abilities together to celebrate their talents and love of dance.’

All shows are relaxed performances and are designed to be accessible for both performances and audiences alike.

Tickets for Expressions are pay-as-you-feel and can be booked via the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre Box Office on 0113 220 8008 or online.