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Central students perform with Northern Ballet on tour

Calendar Posted 30 May 2019

This spring, two Central second year students, Andrew and Brandon have been performing with Northern Ballet on the tour of ‘Puss in Boots’.

Both Andrew and Brandon have been performing the same role of Jack, taking it in turns to perform on tour whilst the other trains at Central in London. This professional performance experience serves as excellent preparation for the students, who will be joining Central’s touring company Ballet Central this September.

Speaking about the experience Andrew said: “I am very grateful for this fantastic opportunity to perform in a professional company. Touring to different venues has enabled me to learn the importance for there to be flexibility within a production so that it is able adapt to different spaces. I have enjoyed the opportunity to develop my acting skills while I dance and to truly create a character on stage. The feedback from the audience has been fantastic and I hope that they leave feeling inspired!”

Brandon said: “My experience at Northern Ballet has given me the opportunity to learn about what is necessary to succeed as a dancer in the professional world. Most importantly, I have learned to allow myself the freedom to explore my own artistry and style. Working with the ballet staff and company members at Northern has developed my stage performance skills which I will carry through to Ballet Central and throughout my professional career.”

The ballet is choreographed by current Central MA student Jenna Lee, and is performed by Northern Ballet, featuring performances from current students Andrew and Brandon, alongside Central alumni including Harris Beattie, Julie Nunès, Ayca Anil and Matthew Morrell.

‘Puss in Boots’ is on tour in the UK until 8 June. Book tickets: northernballet.com/puss-in-boots

Photo by Brian Slater

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