Barnet and Whetstone Press
April 4, 2013
[London, England] – A young ballet dancer is hogging the limelight after being cast as a hedgehog in the Royal Ballet’s acclaimed production of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland.
Luc Foskett, ten, of East Walk, East Barnet, said that he was “over the moon” after being cast in six performances of Christopher Wheeldon’s adaptation of the Lewis Carroll children’s classic.
“It’s really fun,” said Luc, whose fourth performance is on Saturday [April 6th]. “Just seeing all the costumes and being able to watch the professionals dance and seeing how good they are is so great.”
A keen street dancer from the age of four, Luc’s talents were discovered when a guest ballet teacher visited his primary school, Monkfrith, in Knoll Drive, Southgate. After seeing Luc dance, she recommended he try out for the Royal Ballet School in central London.
“His teacher said she had never had a student dance like that aged seven,” said proud mother Flo, 39.
Following his audition, Luc was accepted on to the Royal Ballet School’s part-time junior programme which he attends on Saturdays.
And Luc is planning to try out for the school’s full-time lower school.
“We’re very proud of him,” said Mrs Foskett, an events manager. “He has always danced. Even when he was a baby at weddings, he used to dance the whole evening. It has always been in him. Even now he goes around the house dancing – it is just part of him.”
In Alice, Luc plays one of the hedgehogs forced into the role of a ball in the Queen of Hearts’ croquet game.
He told The Press he was enjoying his time with the Royal Ballet. “It makes me feel special and the music makes me feel happy and over the moon,” said Luc.
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