Excellent Elizabeth wins prestigious English Youth Ballet place

By Tamsen, 13

Excellent Elizabeth has won a prestigious place on English Youth Ballet to perform Cinderella in Hollywood.

Elizabeth, Year 9 at Priory Community School Academy, in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset won through with her five audition pieces to secure a coveted prize in the English Youth Ballet to perform in the hit show ‘Cinderella’ in Hollywood later this year. 

She has also previously performed with the Jacqueline Fox School of Dance at Disneyland in Paris.

She said: “It has been a lot of hard work and determination but I am delighted and honoured to have been selected to work with The English Youth Ballet.”

Elizabeth is pictured performing her ballet

Elizabeth started dancing at Jacqueline Fox School of Dance in Worle aged only two, and start competing at aged 4. 

The talented youngster has plans to be a dance teacher and maybe even to open up her own dance school one day.

Principal Angelos Markoutsas said: “Elizabeth has shown amazing talent and determination to win a place in the prestigious English Youth Ballet. We are all very proud of her.”

During lockdown, Elizabeth has entered many international online dance competitions where she was placed 1st and 2nd many times.  

Elizabeth is also part of The Jacqueline Fox School of Dance team which are due to dance at the opening ceremony of the Silverstone Formula 1 in July.

On top of her own dancing, Elizabeth also helps younger dancers to develop.

The English Youth Ballet presents full-length classical ballets in the regional theatres of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, bringing opportunity to young dancers outside London aged 8-18 years to perform within a professional setting.