Channel 4 has commissioned Big Ballet, a three part series following a troupe of plus-size amateurs as they attempt to realise their ambition to perform scenes from Swan Lake.
They’re mentored by Wayne and ballet dancer Monica Loughman. Wayne confounded his critics who told him he was too short to make it and went on to become one of the UK’s greatest ever dancers. Now, he wants to unlock the world of ballet for a wider audience and break one of the biggest taboos in the ballet world: weight.
Training will take place at Northern Ballet. Watch this space for more news!