Arts

Dancing With The Stars pro Ksenia keeps kids dancing at the MAC

Professional dancer Ksenia Zsikhotska is a veteran of RTE's Dancing With The Stars

JUST Stage It (JSI) academy of performing arts have announced a casting call for young performers aged 11-18 for their upcoming production of Matilda The Musical Jr.

Professional dancer Ksenia Zsikhotska from RTE's Dancing with The Stars has teamed up with the award-winning JSI to train aspiring young performers for the new production, which will be staged in The Downstairs Theatre at the MAC in Belfast this April.

Based in Carryduff, JSI offers students regular opportunities to take part in workshops with professionals. Previously, JSI pupils have performed in London's West End, on Broadway in New York and at Disneyland Paris. The academy has also performed at the launch of Europe's Musical Theatre International event at The Leicester Curve theatre.

Having just finished her tour with the Ballroom Boys Act 2, Ksenia Zsikhotska has previously toured with Brendan Cole's A Night To Remember production. Ksenia was a professional dancer and choreographer on RTE's Dancing With The Stars for three seasons and has assisted in choreographing the Argentine Tango on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. She is the UK and British Closed Latin professional champion and also holds the Latin Show dance title.

JSI will be holding two days of audition workshops with Ksenia for this new project on Sunday January 23 and Sunday January 30 at the MAC.

:: If you would like to register for auditions, email info@juststageit.net. Further information on JSI at juststageit.net.

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