Comments taken from reviews and letters received by EYB
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“this performance was absolutely stunning” “lighting and set were sumptuous” “a wonderful evening at the ballet”
Freetime, High Wycombe

“the enthusiasm is beyond belief.  It has been wonderful”
Northern Echo, Darlington

“absolutely stunned by the energy, enthusiasm and professionalism of the whole event.  The opportunity for young people in the NW to work at the professional level and to the exacting standards you offered with EYB has undoubtedly brought ballet to a wider audience and provided phenomenal encouragement to the young talent in our region”
Letter Richard Woolford, Senior Effectiveness Officer Performing Arts, Liverpool City Council

“the magic worked, English Youth Ballet notched up another success”
Croydon Guardian

“a tremendous performance with inspirational dancing”
Kim Chitty BBC

“Janet Lewis is to be congratulated for going beyond the usual London limits to provide young dancers with a taste of the professional ballet world”
Yorkshire Evening Press

“if this is the kind of work that can be achieved by the director, Janet Lewis and choreographers of English Youth Ballet then I hope they will continue for many years, to bring this wonderful art form to as many people as possible, dancers and audience alike”
Swindon Evening Advertiser

“vibrant costumes, enthusiastic casting and hours of rehearsing made this a very enjoyable evening that ended with a fabulous finale, receiving an explosion of applause”.
Woking News and Mail

“Coppelia is an ideal ballet to introduce children to the world of classical dance.  It has an uncomplicated story, with no dark undertones, and plenty of laughs, and this production directed by company founder, Janet lewis, was great fun”
Blackmore Vale magazine

“it gives great enjoyment to the performers, teaches them something of how a professional performance is put on and provides the public with a carefully prepared entertainment.  The sold out sign at the box office was heartening”.
Dance Expression magazine

“if the standards set by English Youth Ballet are maintained as the Company moves to other parts of the country, both regional dancers and the national ballet world should benefit”
Western Gazette, Yeovil

“these were all outstanding dancers, but the entire cast were magnificent, only a small number of whom were professional.”  “Indeed, so impressive were the skills of the young dancers that even without the professionals, the performance would have been almost as magnificent”  “The audience was justifiably and noisily overwhelmed”  “a glorious uplifting evening”
Kentish Gazette, Canterbury