Catch Wayne in Channel 4′s Big Ballet!

Wayne Sleep in Channel 4's Big Ballet

Wayne Sleep starred in Channel 4′s Big Ballet in February 2014.

Big Ballet followed a troupe of plus-size amateur dancers as they attempted to realise their dream of dancing Swan Lake. Rebellious dance legend Wayne Sleep was the shortest dancer ever to make his debut on the Royal Ballet stage and in Big Ballet, he aimed to unlock the world of ballet for a wider audience and break one of the biggest taboos in ballet: size.

Under the watchful eye of Wayne and prima ballerina Monica Loughman, the dancers attempted to do what some experts said was impossible.

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