Three dancers from the highly respected Leonard School of Dance are to perform with the English Youth Ballet.
Paige Curzon, Emelia Oldershaw and Anya Mistry are talented young dancers from West Bridford and are currently in rehearsals for a professional production of Giselle
The romantic ballet will be performed at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham on 22nd and 23rd July
The ballet will star international principal dancers Adele Robbins, Amy Drew, Monica Tapiador, Oliver Speers, Richard Read, Brenden Bratulic and Trevor Wood.
Director, Janet Lewis MBE, said: “We are especially excited about returning to Nottingham with our poignant adaptation of Giselle.
“We always find extremely talented dancers when we audition for young cast members in Nottingham.”
Paige said: “I started dancing when I was three and it was just pure chance as my mum asked if I wanted to join a dance school and I have just loved it ever since.
“I like all the choreography we are going to learn at English Youth Ballet and I am looking forward to getting to know loads of new people.
“I hope to be a professional ballerina when I am older, maybe at the Royal Ballet Company.”
English Youth Ballet (EYB) held a big audition for the ballet in April abd nearly 300 young hopeful dancers turned up to the two auditions.
Rehearsals for the ballet are currently taking place at Emmanuel School in West Bridgford.
Amy Drew is one of EYB’s principal dancers and previously danced with Tasmanian Classical Ballet and National Ballet of Ireland.
She coaches the young dancers in rehearsal and said: “The young dancers are treated like professional dancers during rehearsals and will rehearse for just 10 days for the production.
“During those days, EYB take over three of the biggest rooms in the school and run rehearsals simultaneously in each room.
“At the end of each rehearsal day, the whole cast comes together in the largest space to share what has been learnt that day.
“The young dancers see the two ballets in the production taking shape like a big jigsaw.”
For tickets for the performance call 0115 989 5555 or visit www.trch.co.uk.