Isabelle Evans Makes Dance Debut with Matthew Bourne’s Romeo & Juliet

UVI pupil, Isabelle Evans, joins the cast dancing in the world premiere of Matthew Bourne’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’, which is opening in May 2019. Isabelle auditioned alongside 1000 young dancers currently in training aged between 16 and 19. She successfully joins 6 young cast members (97 in total), alongside the New Adventures company, at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton next year.

Isabelle is one of St Mary’s Elite Dance Scholars combining her academic education alongside dance training at TLW Dance, which offers dance provision for all pupils at St Mary’s. Isabelle also attends the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance on its Prevocational Programme weekly in Twickenham, to train in both ballet and contemporary dance. She is also a member of the English National Ballet Youth Company.

“This is a wonderful achievement for Isabelle and testament to her hard work and commitment to dance alongside her academic studies,” says Mrs Maria Young, Headmistress.

“I am so happy to be given this wonderful opportunity and I can’t wait to work in such a professional environment. I’ve always loved Matthew Bourne so it’s a dream come true to perform as the young cast of his company,” says Isabelle.

Announcing the cast, Matthew Bourne said,“New Adventures’ ‘Romeo & Juliet’ will be a celebration of youthful energy, talent and creativity both on and off-stage and, uniquely, in all aspects of Choreography, Design and Music through the appointment of a series of ‘Young Associate Artists’. As we enter our fourth decade as a company, I’m finding the development of young talent ever more important and fulfilling. Our new company of ‘Romeo & Juliet’ features a staggering 97 young dancers making their debuts with us… I have been overwhelmed by the talent that we have had to choose from throughout the UK.”

Matthew Bourne’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ is a passionate and contemporary reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story. Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, Britain’s brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company for this World Premiere production.

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