Talented teen to join National Youth Ballet gala performance

Emma Billingham


The natural dancing talents of a teenager have placed him in one of the few prestigious spots at the National Youth Ballet (NYB).

Oscar Ainscough, 16, has been dancing since he was two-and-a-half years old and is now rehearsing for the NYB’s gala performance in Sadler’s Wells in September.

The Woodlands Park Road resident trained at the Pat Steel School of Dance and had weekend classes at the Royal Ballet School in London for five years until he was 14.

The NYB gives opportunities for dancers aged eight to 18 to work and perform with professional dancers and choreographers.

Oscar’s mum Jeanette said: “It’s very exciting. He’s worked very hard and he is naturally talented.

“I teach ballet and he just got up and joined in at two years old.”

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