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Twin ballet dancers Andrew (left) and Alexander Pierides take to the stage 2013

By Rachael Murray
The Toowoomba Chronicle
December 7, 2013

[Queensland, Australia] – The Highfields boys [Andew and Alexander Pierides] have been selected to perform with the Queensland Ballet Company’s season of The Nutcracker. Like other nine-year-olds, Alexander said he and his brother were happy to have a few days off school, despite intensive rehearsals since September.

For the first time they were not the only boys in the class.

They started ballet at the age of four and were taught by their mother Melissa Pierides at her dance academy in Highfields. “It’s been an excellent year for the boys with lots of achievements,” Ms Pierides said.

They have also been accepted into the Australian Ballet School’s Interstate Training Program for 2014.

The Nutcracker runs until December 21 at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane.

© 2013 Toowoomba Newspapers Pty Ltd

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