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A 10-year-old ballet dancer has followed in his brother’s footsteps by performing with some of the world’s top performers at the Royal Opera House.


Barking and Dagenham Post
March 21, 2015


Zayaan Rashid age10 has followed in his brother's footsteps by performing in a Royal Ballet School production 2015[London, England] – Zayaan Rashid, from Dagenham, is currently midway through an 11-night run of Swan Lake, playing two roles – a page boy, and a minion to evil sorcerer Rothbart.

A Royal Ballet School junior associate with Primary Steps, in Dagneham, Zayaan follows older brother Amaan, who performed in Sleeping Beauty last May.

“It’s been really exciting, not many people get to perform at the Royal Opera House,” he said. “I’d love to dance there professionally one day.”

Proud mum Ghazala watched the performance at a special cinema screening and was amazed by the spectacle. “The performance was mind blowing, breathtaking and pure class,” she said. “I would like to thank The Royal Ballet School and The Royal Ballet Company for giving my son a fantastic opportunity.”


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