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Otley Karate Kid becomes a ballet boy

Telegraph & Argus
August 3, 2011


A karate student is heading to the north of Scotland to become a ‘black belt’ in ballet.

Seventeen-year-old Andrew Cook, a second dan black belt, is set to follow a dream of one day performing on the West End by pursuing his passion for dance. Read more

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Wilton boy sings and dances

Wilton Bulletin
August 2, 2011

Ten-year-old Jeremy Wong of Wilton will perform in the title role of Oliver! Read more

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Video puts dancer in grand class

By Samela Harris
The Advertiser
Photograph by Brooke Whatnall
August 1, 2011

His online video helped propel the 17-year-old student over the top of traditional auditions and into a coveted place in one of the most prestigious dance schools in the world – London’s famous Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Read more

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Markham dancer relishes dream role in Billy Elliott

By Simon Martin
The York Region
July 28, 2011

On a sweltering July day, Markham resident Julian Elia is smiling in ballet class, perfecting his pirouette and echappe. Most 13-year-olds would be out enjoying the maiden days of summer vacation, but Julian is one of a handful of dancers playing Billy in the Mirvish Production Billy Elliot at the Canon Theatre. Not bad for a summer job. Read more

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American Adam Vesperman to Leap Into Title Role of Billy Elliot in London
July 25, 2011

Adam Vesperman will make his West End debut on July 25 as the title character in Billy Elliot. Read more….

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Ledbury’s real-life Billy Elliot

Ledbury Reporter
July 15, 2011

EIGHT-year-old Moses Thompson loves to dance and looks set to become a real-life Billy Elliot. Read more

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