(PRWEB UK) 25 July 2013 -- Current Worth School student, Olivia Wilson, is all set to join the prestigious http://www.ballet.org.uk/ English National Ballet for the summer period. The English National Ballet is one of the four major ballet companies in the UK which considers itself a “bold company of ambitious dancers, choreographers, costumiers, musicians and designers”. The dance company was set up in 1950 by Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin, and its current patron is HRH The Duke of York. Notable dancers from the school include Elena Glurdjidze, Dmitri Gruzdyev and Fernanda Oliveira.
Led by their artistic director, international ballerina Tamara Rojo, the company aims to bring innovative collaborations, creative excellence and bold ways of honouring, but adding to, traditional ballet. Current productions from the company include A Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev, La Corsaire and The Nutcracker.
Olivia was invited to join the company in the upcoming weeks to further develop her dancing ability, through the company’s summer school scheme. The English National Ballet offers 2 courses which run over the summer; one for 11-14 year olds which Olivia is attending and the other is for whose aged 15-19 years old. The courses culminate with a performance for friends and family on the final day of the course.
On accepting the place at the English National Ballet, Olivia said, “I will be at the school in Kensington working on classic ballet, pointe work, character work and contemporary ballet. I am thrilled at being accepted.”
Olivia is not the only person who is excited at the prospect of her going to the English National Ballet - her mother Deborah is delighted and “very proud of what she has achieved,” especially as this was Olivia's first attempt at serious competition in relation to dance.
Worth School has a history of alumni who have contributed to the dramatic arts. From Sir Peter Jonas (CBE, FRCM, FRNCM, FRSA), Managing Director of the English National Opera and the Bavarian State Opera, to Downton Abbey actor Robert Bathurst.
For more information on Worth School, please visit the http://www.worthschool.co.uk/ Worth School website or email information(at)worth(dot)org(dot)uk.
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