Dance: Prestigious performance for young dancers from Sheffield

Caitlin Bell, 13, Neve Moore, 15, Elise Watt, 10
Caitlin Bell, 13, Neve Moore, 15, Elise Watt, 10

Young ballerinas from Sheffield are hoping to pirouette their way to the top after landing parts in a forthcoming youth production.

Neve Moore, 15, Caitlin Bell, 13 and Elise Watt, 10, have landed parts in the English Youth Ballet’s romantic production of Giselle at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham from July 22 to 23.

The three talented dancers auditioned for the ballet in April alongside 300 other young hopefuls and were lucky enough to be chosen for the final cast.

Director of the company, Janet Lewis MBE, praised the talented threesome and added: “The three girls are particularly strong and are part of a very talented cast. Neve, has a solo part and particularly blossomed during rehearsals, but all the girls have improved their technique.”

Elise’s mum, Sara, of Renishaw, said: “Both me and Elise’s dad Fraser are extremely proud of our daughter.”

“She’s just completed two years with the Royal Ballet School in Leeds and has also been offered a scholarship to attend The Hammond School for Performing Arts in Chester from September 2016, which is worth around £30,000 per year. Everything seems to be coming all at once.

“She attends Eckington Camms Primary School, whilst also attending local dance school Susan’s Danstudio, also in Eckington and is taught by Susan Carey who actually teaches all of these three girls.”

Neve’s mum Gail, of Owlthorpe in Sheffield, added: “Both me and Neve’s dad Rick are absolutely delighted.

“Neve started ballet at the relatively late age of 11, so to come to make so much progress is fantastic.

“She is so dedicated and as much as she is talented she is also such a hard worker.”

Caitlan’s parents Wesley and Vanessa said they were also proud of their daughter.

Wesley added: “We are obviously elated for Caitlin. It’s all the more remarkable as she’s only been dancing for the past one-and-a-half years. She lives and breathes dancing.”