Duchy Ballet returns to the Hall for Cornwall for the seventeenth year with an entirely new choreography of a much loved fairy tale, Cinderella.
Our choreographer, Terence Etheridge, has been responsible for the creation of all of our classical ballets including 'The Nutcracker', 'Swan Lake', 'Coppelia' and 'Giselle'. He has also choreographed many of our one act pieces, which include 'Peter and the Wolf', 'Stepping out to Gershwin', 'The Mousehole Cat' and 'Aurora’s Wedding'.
In all of these ballets, he has shown great skill in displaying the talents of young dancers and adapting the choreography to their age and abilities. 'Cinderella' is no exception.
As always, Duchy Ballet aims to entertain as well as to educate: our young dancers are performing alongside adult professionals, providing them with the opportunity to experience life within a professional dance company all within their home setting of Cornwall. This year Duchy Ballet welcomes Sara and Jonathan Barton, a brother and sister duo, who have previously danced with the company in 'Coppelia', 'Swan Lake' and 'Stepping Out to Gershwin'. Their enthusiasm for dance and commitment to supporting young people in the early stages of their dance careers makes it a pleasure to see them again.
Owen Morris Cavalier & Lead Entertainer. Owen is currently studying at Ballet West, Scotland and is in his 2nd year. Owen has appeared in three Duchy Ballet productions, 2004’s Swan Lake, 2011’s The Nutcracker and 2012’s Giselle and Jubilation! where he performed solo & leading roles.
Owen began dancing when he was 9 years old. He was trained in Cornwall by Nicola Brice and Terence Etheridge, and in Devon at the Totnes School of Dance. He also has danced for two seasons with National Youth Ballet at Sadler’s Wells & danced with the Cornwall Youth Dance Company. On completion of his academic studies he began training at Ballet West in September 2013, and has recently toured in Ballet West’s 2014 Scottish tour of Swan Lake and the 2015 production of Romeo & Juliet, in which he appeared as Tybalt and performed ‘The Dance of the Mandolins’.
Whilst at Ballet West he has also gained his RAD Advanced 2 Ballet. On completion of his training next year he hopes to become a professional dancer. Owen is very excited to be returning to Cornwall and performing with Duchy Ballet again.