The Uk's Leading Children's Ballet Company Returns To The West End With 25th Anniversary Performance Of BALLET SHOES

The Uk's Leading Children's Ballet Company Returns To The West End With 25th Anniversary Performance Of BALLET SHOESOne of the most influential children's dance companies, London Children's Ballet, has announced the production that will cap off their 25th anniversary celebrations in 2019. LCB will be returning to the West End with a brand-new company of young dancers aged 9-16 to revive Ballet Shoes, one of the company's most popular ballets.

Dame Darcey Bussell, a patron of London Children's Ballet, summed up the company's mission when she said: 'To dance on a stage is the dream for so many young dance students. Unfortunately, few get this opportunity, which is one reason why London Children's Ballet so important. It gives children the chance to be part of a youth company, to be chosen for their talent regardless of shape, size or financial background.'

Based on the classic Noel Streatfeild novel of the same name, Ballet Shoes is the enduring tale of the determined Fossil sisters, Pauline, Petrova and Posy who vow to put their family name in the history books. When they are invited to join Madame Fidolia's School of Performing Arts they enter an exciting world full of ups and downs. Through these challenges the three children take very different paths resulting in stardom, important lessons learnt, new mentors and great adventures.

Ballet Shoes will be at The Peacock theatre between 4th and 7th July 2019. Tickets are available via the Sadler's Wells website. The 4th July will be LCB's 25th Gala Premiere performance and tickets for this production are available directly from the London Children's Ballet website.

Over the past 25 years, London Children's Ballet's mission has been to use dance to change lives for the better, offering free training to all who are chosen to be part of the company and running extensive outreach programmes to take dance to the most isolated in society. London Children's Ballet has a track record of producing stellar dance talent from our 24 past companies. LCB's talented alumni include:

-Anna-Rose O'Sullivan who recently starred in the Royal Ballet's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'

-Lucy St-Louis who stormed the West End playing Diana Ross in Motown the Musical

-James Streeter, a First Soloist with English National Ballet

-Nafisah Baba, who won BBC Young Dancer of the Year 2017

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