Birmingham Royal Ballet will make history tomorrow by featuring the country's first ever non-white swan in Swan Lake.
Traditionally ballet has been viewed as a white middle-class art form full of pale princesses.
But the dance company says it hopes the performance will show people that ballet is for everyone, regardless of race or background.
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