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Triple success for dance principal as pupils join Royal Ballet School

Triple success for dance principal as pupils join Royal Ballet School

Francis Batt

Triple success for dance principal as pupils join Royal Ballet School

A proud dance school principal has had three of her girls accepted for classes at the Royal Ballet School.

Heidi Rhodes runs dance studios in Windsor and the three pupils all live in the town.

They are Marcia Karavis, nine who attends Queen Anne First School, Windsor, Sabrina Wyllie, 11 who goes to Bishopsgate in Englefield Green and Siena Pledge, 12, a pupil at Sir William Perkins in Chertsey

They have all been accepted as associates with the Royal Ballet School, meaning they will attend regular classes in London and have the opportunity to perform with the Royal Ballet and other visiting companies.

They won their places after beating hundreds of other hopefuls who audition each year.

Heidi said: "It's a bit of a hat trick for my school having three pupils accepted in one year.

"In addition to the above, we currently have three boys studying full time at the Royal Ballet School, White Lodge in Richmond. To have one pupil accepted in a career of teaching is a privilege, so naturally I am exceptionally proud to have three pupils there at the same time."

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