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Stories from the Ballet Central tour… Spotlight on dancer, Callum McGregor

Calendar Posted 3 June 2019

What I have gained from touring with Ballet Central…..

Being on tour is hard; it challenges your dance abilities and demands an appreciation of working with a big cast to become one body of movement.

I have learnt so much to help with my future career. The intensive weeks of rehearsing Jasmin Vardimon's (in between) were very demanding and I had to learn how much energy every movement needs as well as how to protect and adapt so my body can cope with the performance. Knowing your own body and when to allow yourself to rest so that you can perform to your best is very important.

My favourite roles are the Dying Swan solo by Calvin Richardson and performing the role of Cosmo in Christopher Marney’s Carousel Dances. Being on stage alone as the Dying Swan is quite special, absorbing the energy of the audience and using it to fuel my performance. And as Cosmo, it’s such a fun and vibrant piece to perform, you can’t help but smile and really enjoy the time on stage.

The next stage in my career….

I’m really excited to move on to join a professional company. This year has really prepared me for my chosen dance career, so the next step doesn’t feel like a big leap into the unknown. I am looking forward to seeing more of the world and experience more repertoire.

Following graduation from Central, Callum will be joining Canada's Ballet Jörgen in Toronto.

Pictured: Callum McGregor performing Cosmo in Christopher Marney's Carousel Dances.

The Ballet Central tour continues to tour across the UK until 20 July. Find your nearest venue and book now: www.balletcentral.co.uk

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