News from 2015
Congratulations to Sophie Ward who has been awarded a senior British Ballet Organization Scholarship.
Isabella Meyer and Holly Spreadbury have been chosen to appear in 'Oliver' at the Tyne Theatre with Newcastle West End AOS.
Former pupil Lyndsey Winship, Dance Critic of the London Evening Standard and a freelance Arts journalist and regular contributor to the Guardian newspaper, has written a new book - Being A Dancer. With contributions from Carlos Acosta, Matthew Bourne, Darcey Bussell and Arlene Phillips among many others this book is a 'must have' and a joy. Lyndsey has been kind enough to talk about our school in her final Acknowledgements. Thank you so very much Lyndsey.
Congratulations to Esme Giles and Isabella Meyer who have been accepted as Associates of Elmhurst School for Dance and to Lucinda Lant and Francesca Dent who have been granted a further year.
Holly Spreadbury is to be 'Susan' in the Chester le St. A.O.S. production of 'White Christmas' and she will also be dancing in 'Cinderella' at Whitley Bay Playhouse as will Erin Clough, Milly Gyle and Jessica Waldron. Isabella Meyer will be dancing in Aladdin at the Tyne Theatre this Christmas season. Leah Ridley, Eve Robinson, Amy Smith and Olivia Watson have successfully auditioned for Beauty and the Beast at the Peoples Theatre.
Sophie Ward (Scholarship), Anna Evans, Hannah Cranston and Elizabeth Kemp will be dancing with Regional Youth Ballet at the Whitley Bay Playhouse. Sophie received all her early training at the Reavley Theatre School in Gateshead where she still takes classes.
Lola Pollicino has been accepted as an Intermediate Foundation Associate by Northern Ballet School in Leeds. Well done Lola.
Congratulations to all the children who danced in Jack and the Beanstalk for Woodlands Theatrical Society in January. The children were nominated for a prestigious N.O.D.A. Award. This year mostly different children will be given the chance to dance in Woodlands panto and we know they will work just as hard.
Lucinda Lant and Francesca Dent are Associates of Elmhurst School for Dance. 'Well Done' to Lucinda who has won the National Youth Ballet Junior Choreography Competition.