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Ballerina Corinne Cox heads back to her Bishop's Stortford roots after seven years away



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An international ballerina who grew up in Bishop's Stortford is returning home after seven years of touring.

Corinne Cox, 26, attended Summercroft Primary School and trained with Graham School of Dance from the age of four to 11. She has been living in the Czech Republic, performing with the DJKT Theatre Company.

"It’s been an amazing seven years performing in the Czech Republic, but it’s the right time for me to come home," said Corinne. "I’ve had an amazing experience and have so many international friends."

Sleeping Beauty. Photo: DJKT Theatre
Sleeping Beauty. Photo: DJKT Theatre

Corinne, whose parents Lindsay and Steve and sisters Kim and Lois still live in the town, has had an exciting career with the DJKT, performing both classical and contemporary ballet.

She has had leading roles in various productions including Taming of the Shrew, Snow White, an adaptation of The Pied Piper, where the wife is the lead, and Kytice, a Czech fairy tale, as well as many solos.

She has also had many different opportunities working for the whole company, performing with the opera and musical theatre side, and has been involved in making advertisements and photo shoots, gaining a huge amount of experience, said mum Lindsay

Bishop's Stortford ballerina Corinne Cox (58141943)
Bishop's Stortford ballerina Corinne Cox (58141943)

"Corinne has been invited to continue touring with the company so will be able to keep up with the friends she has made," she said.

"As to the future, she is keeping her options open and is considering several areas to develop, such as teaching elite ballet to those considering it as career. She’s also, in what little spare time she has, been training as a gym and personal trainer."

Corinne, who trained at Elmhurst Ballet School, which is affiliated to Birmingham Royal Ballet, added: "I’m so excited to come back to Bishop’s Stortford, to be with the family again and to explore all the opportunities open to me in the UK."

Corinne as Snow White. Photo: DJKT Theatre
Corinne as Snow White. Photo: DJKT Theatre
Corinne in Oliver Twist. Photo: DJKT Theatre
Corinne in Oliver Twist. Photo: DJKT Theatre
Bishop's Stortford ballerina Corinne Cox (58141941)
Bishop's Stortford ballerina Corinne Cox (58141941)
Corinne in Swan Lake. Photo: DJKT Theatre
Corinne in Swan Lake. Photo: DJKT Theatre
Taming of the Shrew. Photo: DJKT Theatre
Taming of the Shrew. Photo: DJKT Theatre
Swan Lake pas de quatre – Corinne is second from left. Photo: DJKT Theatre
Swan Lake pas de quatre – Corinne is second from left. Photo: DJKT Theatre

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