Connor swans on to the stage to be youth ballet star

Conor McGwyre
Conor McGwyre

A 12-year-old from Wing is preparing to take to the stage in English Youth Ballet’s production of Swan Lake at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre.

Connor McGwyre will be taking on the roles of a Russian stagehand and a Hungarian dancer in the April 24-25 show.

The Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School pupil said: “I started dancing I think when I was four years old. I went to this pantomime when I was little and I was brought up on stage and I have heard that is why I started going to dance classes.”

Connor, who trains at Kercher School of Dance, added: “I like all forms of dancing – contemporary, modern dance and ballet. I would like to have a career in performing arts – singing and acting too.

“I am looking forward to the experience that EYB will give me and to making new friends. I love Swan Lake – I think it is my favourite ballet. The seniors at my dance school are really inspire me because I see them going off to colleges where I would like to go too.”

The English Youth Ballet has eight principal dancers who have danced with major ballet companies all over the world. They will be joined for Swan Lake by 105 young dancers (aged 8 – 18) from across Buckinghamshire who made it through last November’s auditions at the Waterside.

Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office 0844 871 7607 or online www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury