By Marion Sauvebois
January 5, 2016
[Swindon, England] – Swindon dancer Dino Fisher-Stephens is enjoying his first taste of the limelight after being cast in two of English National Ballet’s festive shows.
The 13-year-old performing arts student was handpicked to star in the acclaimed company’s productions of The Nutcracker and Le Corsaire at the London Coliseum until the end of January.
Dino, who trained at Swindon Dance, received a scholarship to study at the prestigious Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertforshire in December 2014. He joined the school the following year and within days auditioned to dance in The Nutcracker and Le Corsaire.
“A couple of weeks after starting at Tring, I auditioned for a junior part and was successful in being cast for both ballets,” he says. “I love to perform in front of people.”
He took his first steps on the Coliseum stage as a toy soldier and party boy in The Nutcracker on December 29 and will feature in the ballet until January 10. He will then perform in Le Corsaire between January 13 and 24.
Dino’s first taste of dance was with Swindon Dance’s parents and toddlers class in 2003.
He went on to join several of its troupes and its Youth Dance Academy Urban Programme.
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