ITV Calendar – July 2016: Barnsley ballerina Tala Lee-Turton returns to her roots

Tala Lee-Turton has given a ballet masterclass to 20 students in her hometown of Barnsley. The ballerina returned to Fearons Middleton School of Dance, in Cudworth, to train the students aged 8-11. Lee-Turton is the third female from Britain to graduate from the Bolshoi ballet academy in Russia

BBC News Online – June 2016: Barnsley ballerina third British Bolshoi graduate in 243 years

A Barnsley ballerina has become only the third British female to graduate from the elite Bolshoi Ballet Academy during its 243-year history. ​Tala Lee Turton, 20, joined the Moscow-based school when she was 16. ​After four years of intensive training, Tala said the ceremony was one of her proudest moments.

Daily Express – June 2016: Meet the inspirational ballerina who’s danced her way from Barnsley to the Bolshoi

It is a long way from Barnsley to Moscow: 1,961 miles to be precise. But for the past four years the Russian capital has been home to a Yorkshire-born ballet student who has just pulled off a manoeuvre more impressive even than her elegant jetés and fierce fouettes. Not only is Tala Lee-Turton a trailblazer …