A GIFTED dancer has been selected to appear in English Youth Ballet’s newest production, 'Cinderella in Hollywood'.

Knutsford Academy pupil Alice Poole successfully auditioned to take part in the show being staged at the Opera House in Manchester next month.

The 15-year-old, from Knutsford, will join top dancers from across the region, including Siyanna Vyas and Elizabeth Ogden, both 14, from Altrincham Grammar.

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The trio are students at Bowdon Dance Academy and will make their debut in this stunning production with international dancers on March 8 and 9.

Principal Patricia Parkinson said: “Alice transferred to our school when Helen Bates retired and her well known dance school closed.

“Three of our pupils successfully auditioned.

“We are very proud of their achievement.”

The girls faced stiff competition from more than 60 other dancers vying for the roles.

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The acclaimed production will star eight international principal dancers and showcase the exciting talent of the region’s top young dancers.

'Cinderella in Hollywood' celebrates the glamorous era of 1950s Hollywood movies.

The lavish ballet draws its inspiration from the film star Grace Kelly who met Prince Rainier of Monico at a press party and later married him.

Cinderella is a seamstress on a film set and the fairy godmother is her late mother, a former movie star of the 1930s.

Her wicked sisters are Hollywood starlets competing with each other for starring film roles.

The prince meets Cinderella at the press party but at midnight she flees the scene leaving a sparkly silver pointed shoe as the only clue to her identity.

The dancers will be accompanied by well-known classical pieces from Shostakovich and Gershwin.