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Big Ballet

Wayne Sleep and prima ballerina Monica Loughman work with a troupe of plus-size amateur dancers to realise their dream of dancing Swan Lake

First shown: 6 Feb 2014

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The Performance


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Wayne and Monica reveal how they felt on the day of the performance

Wayne Sleep and Monica Loughman talk about what they learned from their Big Ballet experience

  • Hannah

    Lost heart after being turned down for Performing Arts College

  • Anthony ‘AJ’

    Was put off by the reputation of ballet 'being for girls'

  • Jessica

    Turned down for theatre school because she was too big

  • Emma R

    Suffered a greenstick fracture during a performance at college


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