Last year I followed Isabella McGuire Mayes, when she had been short-listed in the Great Britons competition run by British Airways. Isabella had been invited to train at the Vaganova Acedemy in St Petersberg - the only British girl to do so, and they broke the rules to allow her to join.
Thanks to your generosity in voting, Isabella won the competition. Izzy’s transport costs to and from the school were fully met, and becoming a Great Briton has rewarded Izzy in other ways, as she talks about in this interview.
Swan Lake is the jewel in the repertoire of the Mikhailovsky Theatre and the highlight of its London season. This is a revival of the historic Moscow staging in 1956.