Hampstead Ballet School pupil, Lilirose Troughton, has gained a place at the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow.
Lilirose joined the school (based here at The Venue) when she was 14, where she undertook intensive lessons with school founder, Anastassia Uspenskaya. After finishing her GCSEs, she went on to complete a diploma in Classical Ballet at the Belarus State Choreography College.
Now, aged 18, she has just gained a place a one of the world’s oldest and most pretigious classical ballet companies, the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow.
Lilirose is not the first Hampstead Ballet School pupil to find success, however. Many past pupils have gone on to excel in their professional careers, including Aaron Osawa-Horowitz (pictured here), who gained a place to study at the prestigious Royal Ballet School in 2011, before later joining the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St Petersburg.
Aaron, who was accepted into the Vaganova Academy in St Petersburg is now a soloist at Mariinskky Theatre.
Rebecca Ruddle, Centre Director, at the O2 Centre said: “We are ecstatic to hear of Lili’s acceptance into the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Working with the local community is incredibly important to us here at The O2 Centre, and having Hampstead Ballet School regularly using The Venue is a source of great pride, and adds such vibrancy to the centre.”