Great Wall of China by Paul Grist

Being asked to go on tour with Birmingham Royal Ballet to China is the most exciting thing I have ever done in my life. As well as getting the opportunity to perform in Romeo and Juliet and Beauty and the Beast, it has been amazing to tour round China. Everyone in the Company has been so helpful and caring – and also lots of fun!

We’ve got the chance to do lots of sightseeing too; the Temple of Six Banyun Trees, Tianamen Square, The Forbidden City, the Oriental Pearl Tower and many more. But my favourite day out was the trip that the company organised to the Great Wall of China at Simatai – it was amazing to see and we had so much fun!

Being on tour with the Company in China has been fantastic; it’s been great to have the opportunity to work with such fantastic dancers – and to have such a brilliant time with everyone too!

Sam Brown
Elmhurst student

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