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Ballerinas selected to perform with English Youth Ballet
9:13am Tuesday 9th October 2012 in News
DANCING dreams have come true for five young ballerinas from St Helens, as they have been selected to perform with professional dance company English Youth Ballet.
Charlotte Barton, 12, Jasmine Dyer, 13, Rebecca Charlotte Leech, 13, Jenna Thackray, 16, and Alicia Jade Williams, eight, dazzled judges at an audition in June, which saw 200 hopefuls compete for the opportunity to perform with EYB.
The St Helens starlets will now join a cast of professional, international principal artists, who will appear in Coppelia at the Southport Theatre for three performances from Friday, November 9 to Saturday, November 10.
Charlotte, Jasmine and Rebecca are training at the Deborah Lister Academy of Dance. Jenna and Alicia Jade are honing their skills at the Elizabeth Hill School of Dance and Drama.
Jenna, the most senior of the five dancers, is also a student at Cowley International College.
The girls will now experience the professional life of a ballerina, as they undergo an intensive 10-day rehearsal period, perfecting every last plié and leap.
Company manager Ben Garner said: “Working with English Youth Ballet will most probably be the highlight of these talented young dancers’ 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 sharing the stage.”
Tickets for the performance can be booked by calling the box office 0844 8713021, or visiting atgtickets.com/venues/ southport-theatre-and- convention-centre.