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Daily Express – June 2016: Meet the inspirational ballerina who’s danced her way from Barnsley to the Bolshoi

It is a long way from Barnsley to Moscow: 1,961 miles to be precise. But for the past four years the Russian capital has been home to a Yorkshire-born ballet student who has just pulled off a manoeuvre more impressive even than her elegant jetés and fierce fouettes. Not only is Tala Lee-Turton a trailblazer as a rare British trainee at the Bolshoi Academy, she has fi nished top in her class following her intensive training programme and has been awarded a covetable job with the Royal Moscow Ballet.

BBC News Online – June 2015: Barnsley ballerina Tala Lee-Turton dances on Bolshoi stage

A Barnsley ballerina has achieved her dream of performing on the world famous Bolshoi Ballet Theatre stage. Tala Lee Turton is only the ninth British dancer to be given a place at the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Now three years into her four-year placement, the 19-year-old has earned the privilege of performing at the internationally-famed Bolshoi Theatre.

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