A student dancer from Glasgow will soon perform across England on a prestigious four-month ballet company tour.

Former Knightswood Secondary School pupil Aaron Porter will join renowned dance company Ballet Central as they visit eleven different venues this Spring.

Aaron,19, is currently in his final year of studying for a BA (Hons) Professional Dance & Performance degree at the Central School of Ballet in London.

Glasgow Times: Picture credit: Chris NashPicture credit: Chris Nash

For the upcoming tour, he will perform under the artistic direction of Artist-in-Residence Mikaela Polley and Artistic Director Kate Coyne.

Ballet Central will stage ‘a mixture of original pieces from distinguished choreographers and a restaging of an existing contemporary work’ to showcase the best of its young talent while giving them valuable experience of working in a professional environment. 

Glasgow Times: Pictured: Aaron Porter Credit: ASH PhotographyPictured: Aaron Porter Credit: ASH Photography

Aaron said: “I can’t wait to be back on stage and performing for a real audience. 

“We’ve been unable to perform for over two years due to the restrictions of the COVID pandemic. 

“It will be an amazing experience to showcase our hard work and new repertoire to audiences around the UK.

“I loved learning Cathy Marston’s piece, Moving Still.

“We worked with the well-known external choreographer Jenny Tattersall to learn the piece and it was a great experience to learn from an expert who treated us like professionals as we head out on the Ballet Central tour.

“Having the opportunity to perform this outstanding work is truly wonderful.”

For more information on Ballet Central or to book tickets for their spring shows click here.