Young Karratha ballerinas perform in Perth production
A group of young Karratha ballerinas have had a taste of dance stardom after performing in a full-length production under the bright lights of Crown Theatre Perth.
Nine students, aged 6-12, travelled to Perth in December to dance in Charlesworth Ballet School’s major annual performance of Sleeping Beauty.
As part of the ensemble, they performed alongside WA Ballet Company member Christian Luck and pre-professional students dancing the major roles as well as students from the school’s various Perth branches.
Charlesworth Ballet School Karratha co-ordinator Lea Cullen said the performance had been an exciting opportunity for students to be involved in a production much larger than anything they had done in Karratha.
“They worked towards performing in an amazing venue, surrounded by pre-professional and professional performers,” she said.
“The scale of the production is enormous and the students were wide-eyed with awe as they rehearsed on the beautiful Crown stage.”
“Students hired exquisite costumes and they were also able watch one performance in the theatre to experience the ballet as an audience member.”
Charlesworth Ballet School is a prestigious WA dance institution.
The Karratha branch of the school was opened last February by Ms Cullen, who previously taught at Perth’s Charlesworth Ballet Institute, as part of the Lea Cullen Performing Arts academy.
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