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
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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 …
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BBC News Online – June 2015: Barnsley ballerina Tala Lee-Turton dances on Bolshoi stage
A Barnsley ballerina has achieved her dream of performing on the world famous Bolshoi Ballet Theatre stage. Tala Lee Turton is only the ninth British dancer to be given a place at the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Now three years into her four-year placement, the 19-year-old has earned the privilege of performing at the internationally-famed …
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Barnsley Chronicle – December 2012: Tala jets in from Moscow for Christmas
Dancer Tala Lee-Turton will return from Moscow tomorrow to spend Christmas with her family and make a TV appearance. Tala, 16, of Barnsley Road, Wombwell, moved to Russia in September after finally raising enough money to fund her first year of study at the prestigious Bolshoi Academy. It made her only the ninth Briton to …
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BBC News Online – August 2012: Barnsley ballerina joins the elite Bolshoi Ballet Academy
A teenage ballerina from Barnsley is joining the world famous Bolshoi Ballet Academy – only the ninth British dancer to be accepted in its 239 year history. Tala Lee-Turton, 16, will fly to Russia at the end of the month to start a four-year training programme at the Moscow-based school.
Daily Telegraph – May 2012: Teenager from Barnsley to dance with Bolshoi ballet
Tala,16, will make history in Sepember when she embarks on a four year training programme in Moscow, one of only a handful of British dancers to make the journey in the Bolshoi’s 236 year history. While she is there Tala, who started dancing when she was four, will have to learn Russian to help her …
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Daily Mail – May 2012: From Barnsley to Bolshoi: Schoolgirl, 16, wins place in world famous Russian ballet academy – only the NINTH Brit to be given honour in 239 years
Teenager Tala Lee-Turton is dancing for joy after being offered the chance of a lifetime to take up a place at the world famous Bolshoi Ballet. Tala, 16, will swap the streets of her home town of Barnsley for Moscow in September when she begins a four year training programme at the Bolshoi’s Academy.