Cancer survivor dances with Nutcracker Royal Ballet stars

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Charlie Tait took adult ballet to build adult her strength after chemotherapy

A cancer survivor has achieved her dream of dancing with stars from The Royal Ballet.

Charlie Tait, 11, was diagnosed with kidney cancer as a baby and had a kidney private during a age of three.

She took adult ballet to build adult her strength after chemotherapy and became an determined ballerina.

To launch Cancer Research UK’s Kids Teens Star Awards she has schooled a dance method with a Prince and a Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker.

Charlie, from Sevenoaks, Kent, who is in her third year as a youth associate during a Royal Ballet School, practised a shoulder lift with Benjamin Ella, who performs a purpose of a Prince.

“Watching a ballerinas was unequivocally fun. To be in The Nutcracker would be amazing,” she said.

“For any other kids going by cancer, we only wish them to follow their dreams and when they’re feeling down to reason on to those dreams.”

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Charlie Tait with stars from The Royal Ballet’s a Nutcracker – Yuhui Choe who plays a Sugar Plum Fairy and Benjamin Ella who plays a Prince

Royal Ballet initial soloist Yuhui Choe, who dances as a Sugar Plum Fairy, said: “Charlie is super talented. She’s so means and to consider what she’s been by already. She has so most potential.”

The Star awards applaud a bravery of children diagnosed with cancer and Charlie was a prior winner.

Her mom Merran Tait said: “Charlie was what she called ‘nervous-cited’ about assembly a dancers, though saying her dancing with a ballerinas was only wonderful.

“I remember a day Charlie was diagnosed as if it were yesterday. I’m a alloy myself and when we beheld she had a pile on her abdomen, we only knew it was cancer.

“Charlie never cried, even when she was carrying needles put in her. She has always been strong, and she always seems to be means to pull on that strength when she needs it – like when she dances on stage.

“We unequivocally value moments like these.”

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