Aroundtown – May/June 2022: Aroundtown meets Tala Lee-Turton

There’s a fearlessness about Tala Lee-Turton. Her whole life has been spent meticulously moving her body beyond its limits as a classically trained dancer. But now she’s pushing the boundaries of ballet, exercising her creativity to produce performances that defy the customary conventions and boxed in views of the past.  

£1m Genesis Kickstart Fund announces final round of grants

Tala Lee-Turton announced as recipient of Genesis Kickstart Fund for “Here Lies”. In the final phase of its rollout, the Genesis Foundation has awarded a further £360,000 in grants through its Genesis Kickstart Fund to 36 arts projects run by creative freelancers throughout the UK. Since it started its distributions in 2021, a total of …

TLT Summer Ballet Masterclasses

To book masterclasses contact me via my website here or through my Instagram page here. The past three days saw the completion of my summer ballet masterclasses in which  I took two groups of 8 – 11 year olds and one group of 12 plus year olds over three days.  I wanted to provide dancers from my …

Ballet dancer in motion – 2nd set of portfolio photos Summer 2014

Here’s the second set of dynamic portfolio photos taken over the Summer by Nicola Selby – I hope you like these too! Please do not share or use any photos without acknowledging me as the dancer and crediting the photographer.  Use of the photos for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited. If you’d like to follow my …

Ballet dancer in motion – 1st set of portfolio photos Summer 2014

Over the summer, I had the opportunity to work with the wonderful Nicola Selby on a portfolio of dance shots.  It was such a fantastic experience, loads of fun and I’m really proud of the results.  I’ve been wanting some dynamic photos, particularly allegro, for a while now and it’s great to finally have them …

Looking ahead after my summer break …

The summer has most definitely sped by; it doesn’t seem so long ago that I was packing to return home in June, and yet now I’m packing to start my second year at the Academy! So here’s my summer update! The last weeks of my initial year at the Academy were really great; one of …

A Very Full March

So much happened in March 2013! That first weekend, we had a surprise birthday party for my roommate, Ioanna.  This was followed by a trip to see an international rhythmic gymnastics competition in the stadium at Sportivnia which was incredible! We heard about it through my same roommate as her journey to ballet initiated from …

The New Term

Well, I think I blinked and January 2013 was suddenly at its end. True, the first part of the month was still holiday time, however, once again, the time is just flying by. I can only put this down to the fact I have stated before, that I’m enjoying working and learning in this lifestyle …