Dream comes true for Peak District sisters who will dance with English Youth Ballet

Teenage sisters living in a Peak District village have been chosen to be part of English Youth Ballet’s latest show.
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Beatrice and Sylvia Ruckledge will perform alongside international professional dancers in Cinderella in Hollywood. They will join a 100-strong cast for performances at Manchester Opera House on March 8 and 9 after being selected following a hotly contested audition.

The talented sisters, who live at School Lane, Baslow, are students at Felicity White School of Dance. Beatrice, 15, is a pupil at Lady Manners School in Bakewell and Sylvia, 17, goes to Silverdale School in Sheffield.

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They will be joining another successful auditionee from Derbyshire for Cinderella in Hollywood. Evora Cross, 15, of Bridgeholme, Chinley, is a student at New Mills Dance & Theatre Centre and a pupil at Chapel en le Frith High School.

Lindsey Fraser, principal at English Young Ballet who will star as Cinderella, said: “I wish I had danced with EYB when I was young.”