December 5 2013 Latest news:
By RICHARD BATSON
Monday, September 9, 2013
A new Russian-style ballet academy is being launched in north Norfolk by a former professional dancer.
Siobhan Webster learned her dancing through a Russian ballet school when she was a child.
She added other dance styles before heading off on a career which saw her perform in shows around the world, including in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.
She also ran the Dance Exchange at Cromer for two years. Now after a break from dancing while she raised a family, she is launching a new venture which she hopes will be “different.”
Russian ballet was disciplined but also freer than other styles, she explained.
And her new Rozanov Academy would also teach Russian and Hungarian-style folk dance which was “fun and also for boys”.
She said: “A lot of young girls like ballet, but it is nice to introduce something different to the area. It is not a stage school. It is specialist.
“I started my training in Russian ballet, so it is dear to me.”
Mrs Webster, from Cromer is the daughter of Patsy Durrant, who runs the North Norfolk Dance festival. She went to Weguelin School of Russian ballet in Tonbridge Wells, Kent at the age of 11, before other training which included three years at the Kilburn theatre arts in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
She is now deputy manager of Northrepps pre-school.
Mrs Webster will run the sessions at Northrepps village hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays, helped by Sarah Maddox who is doing contemporary dance.
For more information contact Siobhan on 07854 505623 or email email@example.com