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How John Travolta inspired Royal Ballet's Wayne McGregor

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Wayne McGregor, the resident choreographer at The Royal Ballet says he first became interested in dance while growing up in the 1970s. It was seeing John Travolta in Grease and Saturday Night Fever that made him realise that was the type of dancing he wanted to do.

He went on to do amateur dramatics, organise tea dances and start a dance company but never set out to hold such a key post at The Royal Ballet.

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