A Barnsley ballet star - who became only the third ever British female to break through the Bolshoi Ballet Academy - is now touring the UK. When Tala Lee-Turton, 21, took up ballet at the age of four, little did she know that 17 years later she would be making history.
The Wonderful World of Dance – October 2017: Bolshoi Ballet Academy graduate Tala Lee-Turton on leaving the UK to dance in Russia.
21 year old ballet dancer Tala lee-Turton is only the third ever British female to break through the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. In this podcast interview, Tala tells us about her life as a ballet student growing up in the North England and discovering and falling in love with the Russian ballet technique.
Tala Lee-Turton has given a ballet masterclass to 20 students in her hometown of Barnsley. The ballerina returned to Fearons Middleton School of Dance, in Cudworth, to train the students aged 8-11. Lee-Turton is the third female from Britain to graduate from the Bolshoi ballet academy in Russia
A Barnsley ballerina has become only the third British female to graduate from the elite Bolshoi Ballet Academy during its 243-year history. Tala Lee Turton, 20, joined the Moscow-based school when she was 16. After four years of intensive training, Tala said the ceremony was one of her proudest moments.
A South Yorkshire ballerina has made history by becoming the third British woman to graduate from a prestigious Russian ballet academy in 243 years. Tala Lee-Turton, aged 20, graduated from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow on June 28 after completing an intensive four-year training programme.
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.
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.
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
A student at one of the worlds leading ballet schools has come home to Barnsley. Tala Lee-Turton has just completed her first year at the Bolshoi school in Moscow, but faces a struggle to raise funds to keep her studies going. She needs more than twenty thousand pounds a year for fees and living costs but recieves no grants or government backing.
Dancer Tala Lee-Turton will return from Moscow tomorrow to spend Christmas with her family and make a TV appearance. Tala, 16, of Barnsley Road, Wombwell, moved to Russia in September after finally raising enough money to fund her first year of study at the prestigious Bolshoi Academy. It made her only the ninth Briton to have won a place at the ballet school since it was founded in 1776.