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Swan Lake Makes History

Birmingham Royal Ballet will make history tomorrow by featuring the country's first ever mixed race person to play the lead role in Swan Lake.

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Country's first ever mixed race ballet leads

Birmingham Royal Ballet will make history tomorrow by featuring the country's first ever mixed race leads in Swan Lake. Celine Gittens will take to the stage at Birmingham Hippodrome with her partner Tyrone Singleton.

Celine Gittens will take to the stage at Birmingham Hippodrome with her partner Tyrone Singleton. Credit: ITV Central News
Celine Gittens will take to the stage at Birmingham Hippodrome with her partner Tyrone Singleton. Credit: ITV Central News
Celine Gittens will take to the stage at Birmingham Hippodrome with her partner Tyrone Singleton. Credit: ITV Central News

The dance company says traditionally ballet has been viewed as a white middle class art form but they are hoping the performance will show that ballet is for everyone, regardless of race or background.

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