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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 …

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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