Barnsley-born, Bolshoi-trained ballerina Tala Lee-Turton was told she would never make a classical dancer when she was only 11 years old. Now she's returning to Yorkshire with the Russian State Ballet for a string of spell-binding performances of three festive favourites.
Talented Tala Lee-Turton from Barnsley is only the third British female to graduate from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in its 243-year history.
Amanda Jennings catches up with the young dancer who was born in Barnsley but now dances in Astrakhan.
Huffington Post – 12th March 2018: Rising Star Tala Lee-Turton On What It Takes To Be A Professional Ballet Dancer
I've yet to find another form of exercise that works every muscle in the body.
Dancer, model and coach, 21-year-old Tala Lee-Turton is the epitome of the next generation of dancers, who are carving out multi-faceted careers from an early age.
Sheffield Star – 4th January 2018: Bolshoi ballet graduate Tala now stepping on to world dance stage
An ambitious dancer from Barnsley is making the most of a breakthrough in her career.
Tala Lee-Turton is on her first tour of the UK after graduating from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Catherine Scott caught up with the Barnsley ballerina.
Tala Lee-Turton being interviewed prior to the Chesterfield performance of Swan Lake in Chesterfield on the 2017 UK tour - with Cat Cowan on the Radio Sheffield Breakfast Show.
Tala Lee-Turton in a feature by Look North about her life after graduation from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Abi Jaiyeola catches up with her at the Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield prior to her performance in Swan Lake on 3rd November 2017.
From Barnsley to the Bolshoi - South Yorkshire's very own ballet star, Tala Lee-Turton, is back in the UK an preparing to make her professional stage debut.