VIDEO: Belper pair poised to star in production of Swan Lake

Belper pair Ella Meakin and Leah Weadon are to star in the production of Swan Lake.
Belper pair Ella Meakin and Leah Weadon are to star in the production of Swan Lake.

A pair of Belper girls are preparing to star in the professional production of ballet epic Swan Lake.

Belper School students Ella Meakin, aged 11, and 14-year-old Leah Weadon both attend the Splitz Dance School in the town.

They are now busy preparing to take part in the production next month, when Leah will be dancing as a Swan while Ella will be in the role of a Courtier.

Swan Lake will be presented by English Youth Ballet at the Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent on September 18 and 19.

The ballet will star international principal dancers Amy Drew, Adele Robbins, Monica Tapiador, Richard Read, Brenden Bratulic, Trevor Wood and Steven Wheeler.

Scott Butterworth, of English Youth Ballet, said: “This is a fantastic chance for them to be taught & perform with top Principal Ballet dancers from around the world.

English Youth Ballet Virtuoso performance of "Swan Lake" highlights, at the Connaught Theatre, Aylesbury, 22 June 2013.

English Youth Ballet Virtuoso performance of "Swan Lake" highlights, at the Connaught Theatre, Aylesbury, 22 June 2013.

“There are 98 of the most talented young dancers from Staffordshire and the surrounding areas in the production, including Leah and Ella.”

Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office by calling 08448 717 649 or visiting the website at www.atgtickets.com/stoke