Elmhurst Ballet Company in Synergy

Published: 7 December 2019
Reporter: Vera Liber

Elmhurst Ballet Company's Synergy is an evening of dance excerpts by some of the most influential figures in ballet, including Ninette de Valois’s Checkmate, Frederick Ashton’s Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Peter Wright’s Swan Lake, and David Bintley’s Take Five combined with new works, including a contemporary piece by Studio Wayne McGregor.

Sander Blommaert, one of the school’s ballet teachers, flamenco teacher Ana Garcia, and Elmhurst Ballet Company member Jakob Myers, who was discovered through Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Dance Track programme and went on to train full-time at Elmhurst, will also create new works for the show.

Synergy opens at Elmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham on 7 & 8 February, followed by performances at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells, London, on 15 February 2020. This year’s Company members are Jennifer Beattie (Newcastle), Maisie Butler (Birmingham), Joshua Dart (Torquay), Ruben Flynn-Kann (Queensland, Australia), Lucy Elizabeth Fox (Sudbury), William Mitchell (York), Jakob Myers (Birmingham), Emily Ormsby (Warwick), Grace Owen (Tamworth), Olivia Parham (Callington, Cornwall) and Mia Stapleton (Cannock).