A DANCE student from Halesowen College was chosen to star in the curtain raiser for Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake in Birmingham last Friday (February 8).

Ophelia Nunes-Wickham was among more than 200 students to be selected to dance before the professional performance of Swan Lake at The Birmingham Hippodrome.

The 17-year-old danced in the curtain raiser before the professional dancers from Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures.

Gemma Sherratt, course leader for dance at Halesowen College, said: “We are extremely proud of Ophelia for achieving this prestigious position, it is an excellent opportunity for her to work with professional dancers from New Adventures.”

To study dance at Halesowen College, visit www.halesowen.ac.uk