Bromley dancers to perform with English Youth Ballet

PUBLISHED: 11:43 29 February 2012

L to R Tazmin Martin, Sophie Garner, Melanie Wheeler, Alexandra Stembridge

L to R Tazmin Martin, Sophie Garner, Melanie Wheeler, Alexandra Stembridge


Four talented young dancers from the borough have been selected to perform with the English Youth Ballet.

Sophie Garner, 14, and Tazmin Martin, 12, both from West Wickham, nine-year-old Alexandra Stembridge from Bromley and Melanie Wheeler, 14, from Bickley, will appear in a new production of Swan Lake at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford.

They were selected from more than 200 young hopefuls at an audition last year and will dance alongside the company’s international principal artists.

They are currently experiencing the life of a professional ballet dancer – working at Cleeve Park School, Bexley, in a 13-day intensive rehearsal process.

Company Manager Ben Garner said: “Working with English Youth Ballet will be one of the highlights of these talented young dancers’ careers to date.

“The audiences watching EYB are in for a unique and exciting experience too. They will see both top international principal artists and the best up-and-coming young talent from their region sharing the stage.”

Sophie and Melanie will be appearing as swans while Tamzin and Alexandra will perform as courtiers.

Swan Lake will be on at the Orchard on March 23 and 24. For tickets call 01322 220000, or visit

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