Rustington schoolboy lands top ballet role

A Rustington Primary School pupil has performed with one of the country's top ballet companies.

Tuesday, 6th September 2016, 5:56 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:46 am
Reuben Natale from Rustington danced in the 2016 season for National Youth Ballet

Reuben Natale, ten, danced in the 2016 season for National Youth Ballet, including a gala performance at Sadler’s Wells in London on Sunday.

Reuben began learning to dance aged five, attending the Dance Industry Studios in Littlehampton. He is a junior associate at The Royal Ballet School London and studies musical theatre and drama at The Theatre Workshop Brighton.

Reuben said: “I feel very proud and honoured to have been chosen to dance for The National Youth Ballet this year.”

The schoolboy was in three dances, ‘Tea for Me’ choreographed by Jo Meredith, ‘Water Babies’ choreographed by David Rhys playing the part of a choir boy and also a water baby, and ‘The Tribute’.

Reuben’s dad Oliviero added: “The gala performance was hosted by Joanna Lumley and was a memorable evening for dancers and audience alike.”

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