Budding ballet stars of the future en pointe for Sleeping Beauty

MBCH-11-09-15  Ballet stars
MBCH-11-09-15 Ballet stars

Two talented young dancers are to star in a production of the ballet Sleeping Beauty at the GordonCraig Theatre next month. Grace Currie, 18, from Shefford and Jasmine Staunton, 16, from Biggleswade, were among 200 young hopefuls who auditioned for a part in the ballet and are now busy in rehearsals.

Grace trains with the Emil Dale Academy for Performing Arts while Jasmine, a pupil at Stratton Upper School, studies with Dance Generation Studios.

The production is being staged by English Youth Ballet (EYB). Founder and director Miss Janet Lewis said: “EYB is all about providing extra performance experience to young dancers. EYB has helped many of the UK’s top talent springboard their training progress and careers into some of the world’s greatest ballet companies – including the Royal Ballet Company and English National Ballet.

Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office 01438 363200 or online www.gordon-craig.co.uk