Suffolk dancer takes a leap for stardom

A BRAMFORD dancer is today set to pack up his ballet shoes and leave Suffolk in order to pursue his dream to hit the big time.Arran Brown is leaving his school days behind after being accepted at one of the country's top ballet schools.

A BRAMFORD dancer is today set to pack up his ballet shoes and leave Suffolk in order to pursue his dream to hit the big time.

Arran Brown is leaving his school days behind after being accepted at one of the country's top ballet schools.

The 16-year-old, who has never stayed away from home before, is heading to the Northern Ballet School in Manchester.

He said: “Hopefully this will lead to me getting into a ballet company, like the French, Russian or New York ballets - that would be my dream.

“It's a big ambition but with the right training I think I could make it.”

Arran, of Chapel Field, won a scholarship with the British Ballet Organisation last year and has spent the last 12 months pondering whether he wanted to become a ballet dancer or an actor.

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The Claydon High School student, now doing his GCSE exams, said he chose ballet because there is a greater chance of success.

He said: “I enjoy acting just as much as ballet but it's easier to get into ballet. There are less boys doing it than there are drama so the opportunities come round quicker.

“I'm starting at the ballet school in August and am really looking forward to it and feeling confident.”

Arran, also a member of the Suffolk Academy of Dance and Performing Arts, will do a mixture of ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary dancing and drama and singing at the school.

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