National Youth Ballet Role for Larissa
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Bolton School Girls' Division Year 10 pupil, Larissa King, has been selected to dance in the National Youth Ballet's Jubilee performance at Sadler's Well in the summer.
Larissa has been offered a place with NYB for their special 2012 Silver Jubilee Season. She has been cast as a Baby Gorm in 'Old Man of Lochnagar' and also takes a role in 'Colour Crazy'. She will attend a ten day residential Rehearsal Summer School at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertfordshire in August, and the NYB performances will be at the EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge School, Kent on the 23rd to 25th August, followed by the Silver Jubilee Gala performance at Sadler's Wells on the 2nd September. Larissa was offered a place after attending three auditions in London. She said: "I was delighted to be chosen and am really excited about the opportunity! It will be great experience and training for the future."
Currently Larissa attends a British Ballet Organization scholarship scheme, travelling to London once a month for free professional lessons. Scholarships are awarded to talented students who show potential, both technically and artistically, providing an opportunity to study classical ballet to a high level. The specialized training has enabled Scholars to audition and gain places at some of the UK's finest vocational dance schools and many have progressed to become professional dancers.
Larissa attends local dance classes at Mavis Berry and Helen Allen School of Dance in Leyland where she trains in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Classical Greek. She has been dancing since the age of three and performing solo's at local Dance and Stage Festivals since the age of 5.