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By Will Burton
Bucks Free Press
October 13, 2015


Ethan Hall, 10, wins spot in EYB’s Nutcracker (Ben Garner) 2015[ Buckinghamshire, England] – A talented ten-year-old school boy from Princes Risborough will feature in a professional ballet performance of the Nutcracker next month. Ethan Hall auditioned for the show – which runs from 13 – 14th November at the Buxton Opera House, Derbyshire – after a successful performance of Swan Lake in Ayslebury back in Easter.

Ethan is a year six student at Gateway School and has been taking dance lesson at the Susan Diane School of Ballet, Aylesbury, twice a week since he was four years old.

“He was hesitant at first,” explains Tracey Boyd-Hall, Ethan’s mum. “But he grew so much in confidence during the Swan Lake performance and now this performance is an amazing thing for him to be involved in.”

The English Youth Ballet (EYB) held auditions for the ballet, which requires approximately 260 costumes, in June and attracting over 200 young hopefuls.

The story of the Nutcracker follows a young girl called Clara who embarks on an exciting and dangerous adventure a handsome prince who has been transformed from a nutcracker doll. They travel together through the Snow Forest to reach their destination – the glittering palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Kingdom of the Sweets.

As well as ballet, Ethan gets regularly gets involved with judo, swimming and squash. His mum revealed he wants to be a marine biologist, a lawyer or a computer-game coder when he grows up.

Copyright 2015 Newsquest Ltd.


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