The young dancers of LOCAL will represent Wales at the Dance World Cup.
Dancers from the Nicola Peros Ballet Academy – on St Nicholas Road in Barry – will appear in the team and solo categories at the final in Telford in August.
The prestigious competition, which was due to take place in Rome last year but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, is described on their website as “the world’s largest all-genre dance competition for children and young adults”. .
Nicola Peros’ team includes dancers aged between nine and 17, from the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff, who have successfully auditioned to take part.
“It’s a fantastic honor to represent Team Wales,” said Barry-based Nicola Peros, founder and principal of the school.
“We worked very hard for the tournament and the young dancers had to deal with the disappointment of its cancellation last year.
“But everyone kept going, kept training, and now we’re really looking forward to Telford.”
Academy students attend classes in Barry and Canton.
Anyone wishing to support the Wales team can call Nicola Perons on 07850 741136 or email him at [email protected]
The Dance World Cup – sponsored primarily by Ballet Rosa – has more than 120,000 children around the world trying to qualify to represent their country in the final.
The finals will begin on August 9 – for more information visit dwcworld.com