TRIPLE TREAT TO STEP OUT WITH THE BEST OF COM­PANY

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS - TAL­ISA ELEY

BRIS­BANE’S best bud­ding ballerinas are in high spir­its this week­end as they per­form along­side the Im­pe­rial Rus­sian Bal­let Com­pany.

Six­teen lucky dancers from the Des­ley Don­ald­son Bal­let Academy in Bris­bane have been cho­sen to per­form in the open­ing Act of Sleep­ing Beauty, as part of a Rus­sian Triple Bill at QPAC tonight.

The bal­let com­pany will also per­form Les Syl­phides and Car­men as part of the three-part evening.

Amelie Johnsen, 13, of Bunya in Bris­bane’s north­west, has been danc­ing for three years and said she was “ex­cited” to rep­re­sent Queens­land.

She has been prac­tis­ing her role for three months, per­fect­ing the chore­og­ra­phy from the Rus­sian bal­let mas­ters.

“I think it’s such a priv­i­lege to dance in a pro­duc­tion with dancers of such a high stan­dard. It’s so ex­cit­ing to have been cho­sen. I hope to maybe one day be a pro­fes­sional dancer,” she said.

The two-night sea­son by the Im­pe­rial Rus­sian Bal­let Com­pany ends tonight at the QPAC Concert Hall.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.