FIFTEEN talented young dancers from North Tyneside have been picked to perform in a special production of one of the most technically advanced classical ballet – Swan Lake.
Emily Stoker, Millie Robson, Charlene Lopez, Emilie Watson, Emily Whiting, Rebecca Shaw Bollands, Kimberley Stoker, Milly Harrison, Eden Wilkinson, Anna Jones, Emily Jackson, Annie Whiting-Adams, Harriotte Lane, Kate Anderson and Katie Appleby will perform in the English Youth Ballet production next month.
The youngsters – aged between nine and 14 years – took part in an audition with more than 200 other young hopefuls.
They will dance alongside international principal artists at Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre, after experiencing the life of a professional ballet dancer in an 11-day intensive rehearsal process.
Seven of the youngsters attend Jade Harrison School of Dance, six are with Gillian Quinn School of Theatre Dance, and one each with Maureen Slater School of Dance and Stages School.
Company manager Ben Garner said: “Working with English Youth Ballet will be one of the highlights of these talented young dancer’s careers to date.
“The audiences watching EYB are in for a unique and exciting experience too. They will be seeing both top international principal artists and the best up-and-coming young talent from their region – sharing the stage.”
For tickets for the three shows on April 16 and 17, call 0844 493 9999 or visit www.millvolvotynetheatre.co.uk