Ten top talents from the area are among around 100 twirling and twisting their way onto the stage for a show by the English Youth Ballet (EYB).

The EYB is bringing Cinderella in Hollywood to the Opera House in the city centre for three performances on Friday and Saturday next week.

Established in 1998, it provides those between eight years old and 18 years old with an opportunity to perform alongside eight professionals with experience in the Royal Ballet and a number of other ballet companies across the continent.

Ten top talents from the area are among them on this occasion including four of them from Urmston, two of them from Ashton on Mersey, two of them from Partington and one apiece from Sale and Timperley.

They are Oriel Redfern, Rose Robinson, Chiara Abis, Niamh Wentland, Elizabeth Ogden, Siyanna Vyas, Rachael Stocks, Emily Howard, Isabel Howard and Leila Jarvis.

Their ballet schools are Gwyneth Hare School of Dance Stalder Academy of Dance, Bowdon Dance Academy and Sunflower Dance Academy.

The EYB's principal professional Lindsey Fraser, said she was looking forward to the show which is set in 1950s Hollywood and takes its inspiration from the meeting and marriage of the actress Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco.

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Ms Fraser said: "I wish I had danced with EYB when I was young. The dancers learn so much about performance skills and the artistry of ballet. 

"I love working as the principal dancer with EYB because I get to dance in fantastic roles and to teach and to watch the young dancers progress. The sets and costumes in the production are superb and the experience is one the young dancers (and the audiences) will never forget."

Cinderella in Hollywood is at the Opera House in the city centre.

For information go to atgtickets.com/opera-house-manchester.

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email jack.tooth@newsquest.co.uk or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.