This is a photo of Heather along with Akram (and her black eye) taken after the show.
Heather Birley (now 17) has for several years been determined to pursue a career as a contemporary dancer, after years of commitment, hard work and endless evenings, weekends and school holidays training she is just starting to reap the rewards.
Last year she applied to be part of the 2014 NYDC (National Youth Dance Company) tour, after auditioning she was selected as 1 of only 10 girls from the whole of the UK.
After several residential training camps in London (school holidays) April 16 saw the debut performance of the 2014 NYDC tour at Sadler’s wells in London !
As you can imagine Aidan & Susanne were extremely proud parents to be there and watch Heather perform a major part in the NYDC production in front of a full house at London’s premier dance theatre.
Here is the press release before the show
The production received good reviews in a several publications and Heather managed to get specifically mentioned by name in the Guardian and London dance.com
Press Photos, sadly Heather is not on these as they were taken two days before the show while she was at A & E !! She got a kick to the face during rehearsal but fortunately no serious only a very black eye. With a bit of makeup she was fine for the show.
Here is a link to offical (sample) photos taken during a performance, for those who don’t know, Heather is the one with red hair, lots of photo’s and can move back and forward from this one
Heather has also just been offered (and accepted) a place at the London School of contemporary dance, she will start a 3 year degree course in contemporary dance in September this year.
Well done Heather!