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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.

Russian News Feature – May 2015: Graduates of the Moscow Academy of Choreography gave a Concert

New Graduates of the Moscow State Academy of Choreography performed at the New Stage of the Bolshoi Theater. In the last year of study at the university, young dancers managed to present our country at 12 prestigious international competitions. At the concert at the Bolshoi Theater they showed everything they had learned: they danced both classical and modern. The audience had a unique opportunity to try to calculate the future star. here