Lion King visits young dancers

Joseph Poultobn of The Lion King with young Danielle Buick Dance Academy students
Joseph Poultobn of The Lion King with young Danielle Buick Dance Academy students

Fresh from a stint in The Lion King, Joseph Poulton was a big hit with aspiring young performers attending the Danielle Buick Academy of Theatre Arts summer school.

He taught the delighted youngsters two dances from the West End show.

Danielle said: “It was a fabulous experience and everyone had a great time.

“I think it’s important for the stars of tomorrow to meet professionals and learn what the industry is really like.

“I’m very lucky having lots of friends still appearing on stage and TV, who I can ask to come along.”
At the end of the week, the mini stars took part in a small production to showcase what they’d achieved to family and friends.

The children – aged from four to 17 – also took part in a range of activities during summer school including cake and pizza making, competitions, arts and crafts and games.

Ten-year-old Ella Dawson said: “I had such a fun time.”