Diabetes won’t beat Sleeping Beauty dancer
December 18, 2011 by Gareth
A schoolgirl from the Stoke-on-Trent area has vowed not to let diabetes get in the way of her dreams as she dances in a local production of Sleeping Beauty.
Elanor Bradbury, who was diagnosed with type one diabetes when she was one year old, recently told Thisisstaffordshire.co.uk that the disease will not stop her dream of becoming a ballerina. Elanor has danced since she was three years old and, now aged 14 has now taken centre stage in a local production of Sleeping Beauty which is running at The Mitchell Arts Centre in Hanley. Elanor joins 13 other dancers from the Stoke-on-Trent region in the production.
Local productions like this are not only great entertainment; they also bring a chance for local people to get involved in putting on or starring in the show. For example, a local print company in Stoke-on-Trent could help with producing promotional materials such as flyers and posters and they could also assist with the production of the show’s programme, using techniques that are used in brochure and catalogue printing.
Stoke-on-Trent-based Elanor commented on her involvement in the show, saying:
“I just get on with things, my diabetes doesn’t really make a difference, I won’t let it get in my way. The first performances at The Mitchell have gone really well and I’m enjoying it a lot.”
The production of Sleeping Beauty is set to run until 27th December 2011 and tickets can be obtained from The Mitchell Arts Centre or by calling 01782 409307.