Holly passes au­di­tion for cov­eted bal­let role

Teenager to star as a solo dancer in Swan Lake

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A YOUNG­STER from Den­ham will ap­pear in a pres­ti­gious bal­let next month.

Holly Wil­liams, 16, of Ashcroft Drive, was se­lected at an au­di­tion in July to ap­pear in an adap­ta­tion of Swan Lake.

The per­for­mance is be­ing put on by the English Youth Bal­let, and Holly, who is a pupil at Bea­cons­field High School, is now in train­ing for the show. She is danc­ing the

EN­ERGY: Holly Wil­liams role of a Mari­in­sky solo dancer.

All of the young per­form­ers in the cast will be danc­ing along­side the prin­ci­pal bal­leri­nas in the pro­fes­sional pro­duc­tion.

It is hoped that they will gain an in­sight into what life is like as a pro­fes­sional bal­let dancer.

The young cast are work­ing with the pro­fes­sion­als in an in­ten­sive re­hearsal process, which in­volves prac­tis­ing a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent tech­niques tak­ing in ev­ery as­pect of the show.

Prin­ci­pal dancer Amy Drew paid trib­ute to the young­sters, say­ing: “The young dancers we are work­ing with have great en­ergy.

“Work­ing in a pro­fes­sional en­vi­ron­ment gives the stu­dents a unique in­sight into life in a bal­let company.

“They are so lucky. I wish that there had been some­thing like the English Youth Bal­let when I was train­ing.

“I feel very priv­i­leged to be a prin­ci­pal with them as I get to work with some of the UK’s most tal­ented young dancers. I find them in­cred­i­bly in­spir­ing.”

The show takes place at the New Vic­to­ria The­atre, Wok­ing, on Fri­day, Novem­ber 14 at 7.30pm and Satur­day, Novem­ber 15 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Tick­ets are avail­able and can be booked by call­ing 0844 871 7645 or visit www.at­gtick­ets.com/ v e nu e s / n e w- v i c t o r i a - the­atre.

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