ANGELINA BALLERINA TAKES TO THE STAGE WITH ENGLISH NATIONAL
Angelina’s Star Performance to tour the UK throughout Autumn 2007
25 January 2007, British Toy Fair, London - English National Ballet and HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s
leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners, has today announced a new
partnership to create a family ballet starring the popular children’s character Angelina Ballerina™.
Angelina’s Star Perfo mance brings the magic of Angelina Ballerina to life in her first live performance on stage.
The production features a cast of eight dancers from English National Ballet with over 100 performances over
twelve weeks in 20 venues across the UK.
Based on the classic book Angelina at the Palace, written by Katherine Holabird Angelina’s Star Performance
follows Angelina as she prepares to stage her own performance of The Sleeping Beauty, at the request of the King
and Queen in their splendid palace. She even has a real life Princess, Princess Valentine, to star alongside her in
the show. It’s Angelina's biggest challenge yet… will she manage to pull it off?
Angelina’s Star Perfo mance will be a special introduction to ballet for children from the age of 3+ and the tour
will be complemented by an education programme designed to give children the opportunity to experience ballet.
The performances will also feature fun activities and workshops in the venues including the opportunity to take
part in Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy™ classes.
The stellar creative team behind the production includes ex Principal dancer and Head of Dance at English
National Ballet School Anthony Dowson who will choreograph the two act children’s ballet Angelina’s Star
Performance. The writers behind Angelina Ballerina’s Star Performance are acclaimed children’s writers Paul
Larson (Thomas & F iends™, Angelina & the Royal Dance™, Bob the Builder™) and Laura Beaumont (Angelina
Ballerina & the Royal Dance, Bob the Builder). Costumes will b