Dance Proms tops off school’s ‘superb’ year - The Worcester Observer

Dance Proms tops off school’s ‘superb’ year

Worcester Editorial 3rd Jul, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

A WORCESTER theatrical school has been invited to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Academy Theatre Arts, on Infirmary Walk, will join-up with 21 elite dance companies from across the world to produce the Dance Proms at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday, October 30.

The young performers are currently rehearsing for their latest show ‘The Storyteller’, which uses music, dance, drama and puppetry to pay tribute to some of the world’s greatest stories and will be performed at the city’s Swan Theatre from Tuesday, July 12 to Sunday, July 24.

The theatrical school, which has been running for more than 20 years, works with many organisations such as the Worcester Repertory Company and the Elgar School of Music.

Helen Leek, Academy Theatre Arts principal said: “It’s such a major achievement for any dance school to be considered for the Dance Proms.

“We’ve had such a superb year, being part of the Royal Academy of Dance Patron’s lunch to celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday, getting some of the best exam results we’ve ever had and rehearsing for a brand new show. It’s never been a more exciting time for us.”

Ben Humphrey, associate director of the Worcester Repertory Company said: “There’s no doubt it’s a very exciting time to be part of the arts community in Worcester.

“There’s so much going on at the moment and Academy Theatre Arts is incredible at providing the very best opportunities for their students.

“Professional training, amazing opportunities, fantastic results and a real performance experience. It doesn’t get much better than that. So in a way I’m not surprised by the news. Helen’s choreography is always stunning.”

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