Swan Lake performed by the English Youth Ballet was a life-enhancing experience for the dancers and for the parents, teachers and general public who very nearly filled the New Theatre for three performances 21st and 22nd September.   Directed by Janet Lewis MBE and  reinforced by six professional dancers who were also coaches,  more than a hundred children  aged  between eight and eighteen displayed poise, confidence and impressive discipline.    The boys had crisp rhythm and showmanship . The girls held their heads high while displaying skilled technique. (more…)

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English Youth Ballet presents three performances of its brand new production of Swan Lake at Oxford’s New Theatre. It promises to be a traditional production but with particular emphasis on the rivalry between the seductive evil Black Swan Odile and the beautiful but vulnerable White Swan Odette, as they compete for the affections of the Prince.

English Youth Ballet’s professional principal dancers lead the pageantry of a large cast of up to 100 young talented regional dancers in this highly acclaimed Company led by Director Janet Lewis MBE. (more…)