Ten-year-old Uckfield dancer to perform with London Children’s Ballet

Ten-year-old Chloe Hanson from Uckfield has been chosen to dance with London Children’s Ballet.

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Chloe Hanson, aged ten, who is to dance with the London Children’s Ballet.

Competition is fierce for places with the performance company and Chloe, who attends St Philip’s Primary School and dances with The Rennie Dance Academy, was one of only 60 children offered a place. Nearly 600 auditioned.

The LCB creates a new West End ballet each year performed by talented dancers aged nine to 16. The company also takes ballet into schools, care homes and special needs centres in and around London.

For this season Richard Norriss, composer, and Jenna Lee, choreographer, have teamed up fro the second year running to create a new ballet, Little Lord Fauntleroy.

The ballet is based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic tale and will be performed in the Peacock Theatre from April 21 to 24, 2016. Tickets are available from the Sadler’s Wells box office.

LCB is a charity and offering the experience free of charge to the young dancers. Over the coming months Chloe will try to raise money for the charity as she is so thrilled to be given the opportunity of dancing in the West End.

Chloe takes classes in ballet, modern, jazz and tap at The Rennie Dance Academy. Principal Kirsten Rennie-Carter said everyone at the school was extremely proud of Chloe and looking forward to watching her perform in April.

There are two talented dancers in the Hanson family. Earlier this year Chloe’s younger sister Amelie was a runner-up in the finals of a Royal Academy of Dance competition.

• Contact details for The Rennie Dance Academy are available 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Dance or Children’s Activities.

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