Twelve talented young dancers will dance in a professional production of the ballet Coppélia with the English Youth Ballet (EYB).
The children from Rickmansworth, Watford, Croxley Green and Kings Langley will perform in the production at Watersmeet in Rickmansworth on March 2 and March 3.
The ballet will star international principal dancers Camejo, Monica Tapiador, Caroline Cabot, Phillip Tunstall, Phillip Bollev and Trevor Wood.
Dancer Amy Reid, 18, from Kings Langley, said: “I am looking forward to dancing with English Youth Ballet because I want to learn from the professionals and see how it is in the real industry. I am hoping to build my knowledge by learning from them.”
Charlie Thompson, 9, from Croxley Green, added: “I started dancing when I was seven years old. I started because it looked really fun.
“I am looking forward to dancing with English Youth Ballet.”
Brazilian principal dancer Samantha Camejo will be dancing the leading role of Swanhilda and trained with the young cast in rehearsals.
She said: “The young dancers are treated just like the professionals in the rehearsals with EYB. They discover what having a dance career might be like – both in the studio and on the stage. It is an amazing experience for them.”
Picture Courtesy of Ben Garner