Dancing her way from Liverpool to Paris

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Sian when dancing for Phil Winston's Theatre Works in Blackpool

Sian when dancing for Phil Winston’s Theatreworks in Blackpool

A dancer from Liverpool is set for centre stage this summer as she starts her career with the La Nouvelle Eve dance company in Paris.

Sian Edis, 21, has been dancing since the age of four and this year her career took a new turn when she was offered the chance to join a prestigious dance company to study with them for a year.

Having already studied at Phil Winston’s Theatreworks in Blackpool, and also working for six months in India for an Indian dance company, Sian couldn’t believe her luck when she was approached by La Nouvelle Eve.

Sian told JMU Journalism: “I love dancing and I have been really lucky with being chosen to dance for some amazing companies. When La Nouvelle Eve approached me, it was a whole new experience.

“They are a dance company that every dancer would work hard to get into and when they asked me to join them for a year’s training I couldn’t have said no!”

The company specialises in French Cabaret dancing and this is just one type of dancing that Sian is trained in. She can also perform tap and modern dancing and ballet.

Sian said: “I decided to try cabaret out because it was something different and I just fell in love with it.”

After studying at Archbishop Blanch School, in Liverpool, Sian knew that dancing was her path in life and she has not looked back since joining Phil Winston’s Theatreworks when she left college.

Sian said: “University isn’t for everyone. I definitely enjoy the more physical side of learning. Reading books just wasn’t for me. I’m learning a whole new side to what I can do as a dancer and how hard I can push myself. In India we would sometimes work 14 hour days in the heat – that taught me how to push myself to the max but it all paid off when the show was a success.”

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