Page last updated at 14:39 GMT, Tuesday, 25 August 2009 15:39 UK

UK ballerina lands Bolshoi place


Natalie Carter has been chosen to train with the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow.

She becomes only the fourth Briton to be selected to study at the prestigious school in more than 230 years.

The 16-year-old will fly out at the end of the month and then begin intensive Russian lessons and ballet classes to bring her up to the school's extremely high standards.

Natalie spoke to Martha Kearney on Radio 4's The World At One about how she was picked to train at the Bolshoi.

Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2016 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific