Young ballerina’s dreams come true with Nutcracker role

Maya Jakobsen has landed a role in the Nutcracker

Maya Jakobsen has landed a role in the Nutcracker - Credit: Archant

A young ballerina has seen her dreams come true after she was picked to feature in the English Youth Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker.

Maya Jakobson was selected from more a crop of more than 250 young hopefuls auditioning to appear in Tchaikovsky’s classic wintry ballet this November.

The 11-year-old, from Columbia Road in Bethnal Green, will dance the roles of a Toy Soldier and a Russian Dancer in three performances at the New Wimbledon Theatre.

Julianne Rice Oxley, who is president of the English Youth Ballet (EYB), said: “Maya is so lucky – I wish there had been something like EYB when I was training!

“I feel very privileged to be a principal with EYB as I get to work with some of the UK’s most talented young dancers. I find them incredibly inspiring.”


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For more information on how to get tickets for the performances, on November 8 and 9, visit www.englishyouthballet.co.uk.

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