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Olivia Tonks in The Nutcracker

Year 10 student, Olivia Tonks, performed in last week’s English Youth Ballet performance of The Nutcracker and Ballet Etudes.

Olivia, started dancing at the age of three, and dances four times a week at the Marilyn Harris School of Dance.

She secured a place at the English Youth Ballet in June and danced with them at the recent production of The Nutcracker at The Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton.

Olivia loves all forms of dance, not only ballet but also tap and modern. She will be taking her Grade 7 ballet exam soon, plus exams in tap and modern. Every Saturday, Olivia works at the Dance School teaching younger students and helps with Baby Ballet.

Olivia said: “I really enjoy dance. I love dancing to music and using emotion in my work. I hope to own my own dance school when I’m older.”

Next summer she hopes to join The Royal Ballet Junior Associates and take part in their shows.