Stage goal realised for Salem 6th August 2012TALIA CARLISLE
|Standing tall: Kapiti dancer Salem Foxx, 12, waits backstage with Dan Cockerill, 11, in mirror, ready for the dress rehearsal of Cinderella at Wellington's St James Theatre.|
The Royal New Zealand Ballet season of Cinderella opened in Wellington last week featuring Kapiti ballet dancer Salem Foxx.
Salem, 12, is one of five children in the production, and plays a page boy who hands out oranges to guests at the royal ball.
Although there is no dancing in the role, Salem loves being on stage and hopes to join the RNZB one day.
"I like the dressing up and I also like just the feeling on stage," he said.
"I just loved it all. The costumes are just so amazing. I also love being with the dancers, its a nice feeling and I feel special."
Cinderella is on from August 2 to 5 and 8 to 11 at St James Theatre. Tickets range from $25 to $98 and are available from ticketek.co.nz.