A 14-year-old dancer is looking forward to appearing in a lavish performance of the ballet Cinderella in Hollywood.

Keira Jacobs Shrivastava, a pupil at Windsor Girls School who lives at Parsonage Lane, was selected by English Youth Ballet and will playing two roles in the production - a Busby Berkeley girl and a party guest.

Berkeley was a legendary Hollywood choreographer who created some of the most lavish and camp dance sequences in film musical history.

Keira said: "It is my favourite part of the performance when I get to be a Berkeley girl - quite cheesy and I don't have to go up on points during that section of the show either ."

The show plays at New Theatre, Oxford on Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15 for three performances.

English Youth Ballet held an audition for talented young dancers to be in the show earlier in the year.

Director and founder Janet Lewis MBE said: "The young dancers are treated like professional dancers during rehearsals - we work them hard but the results are fantastic. They learn what the life of a professional dancer is like.

"They are living the dream and they love it."

Keira is doing a full day at school before being rushed over to Oxford to rehearse the ballet for two or three hours in the evening. But she is used to the hard work - normally her evenings are spent at Windsor's Rhodes Academy of Dance.

It is quite a schedule, especially with exams coming up at school.

She said: "It is quite tiring. Sometimes I end up revising during a break at the ballet classes."

Her mum Tanya has taken leave of absence from her career as a business consultant to be 'on hand' to take both her daughters to their dance classes.

Dad Frazer works for British Airways.

Keira's sister Megan, 13, also attends Rhodes Academy of Dance as well as the Central School of Ballet in London.

Tanya said: "I can't say Keira knew she wanted to be a dancer when she started at three - but it evolved. English Youth Ballet is a brilliant institution - they tour the country giving children a chance to audition for their shows."

For tickets to see Cinderella in Hollywood visit: https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/english-youth-ballet-cinderella-in-hollywood/new-theatre-oxford/