This year the Love & Light project reached out to The Royal Ballet School in Odense, Fyn and supported their free for all Christmas show at City Hall.
We gave stage lighting, helped with costumes for the dancers and I even gave myself and sung some songs in the show. We especially helped one young dancer with great promise as a prima ballerina. Elena Praastrup Nielsen.
Her journey to school every day was over 2 hours by train from Esbjerg to Odense. The expense of her school fees and the increase on her travel expenses was too much pressure on the family economy, who had applied for grants and asked for help from different agencies.
The Royal Ballet Copenhagen were very interested in Elena, but she had to complete her studies before she could even audition to advance her studies. The Love & Light project surprised Elena with a big donation which allowed her to continue to pursue her dreams... currently in Amsterdam.