August 21, 2014
[Surrey, England] – A young ballet dancer from Dorking’s Ashcombe School is to perform in a production by the National Youth Ballet. Eleven-year-old Wilf Sheppard will perform two dances – the Dolls House Fantasia and Waking Mozart – as part of a showcase titled Beyond Ballet.
Wilf’s mother, Anthea, told the Advertiser: “We’re enormously proud of him. He’s very ambitious, he really wants to be a ballet dancer and always has done.”
This will be Wilf’s first time for the National Youth Ballet. He went through two phases of auditions before being asked to take on a main cast part.
Rehearsals have been intense but Mrs Sheppard said her son “takes it all in his stride” and isn’t fazed by the upcoming show at the end of this month.
The rising star from Buckland has been dancing since he was five years old and attends Surrey School of Ballet in Reigate and also Dance Shack in Leatherhead.
Beyond Ballet will be at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks, on August 21, 22 and 23. There will also be a gala performance at the New Wimbledon Theatre on September 1.
For more details and the full programme, visit www.nationalyouthballet.org
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