Wellington Children's Hospital was transformed into a magical place today as children were treated to a special visit from Royal New Zealand Ballet's Angelina Ballerina.
"We are delighted that the Royal New Zealand Ballet continues to bring the magic of ballet into the wards" said Wellington Hospitals & Health Foundation spokesperson, Maria Quigley. "Every year there are more than 27,000 visits to Wellington Children's Hospital and the Ballet's visit makes the hospital a special place for the young patients and their families".
Angelina Ballerina, performed by dancer Bridgett Letters-Peak, is the latest offering from the Royal New Zealand Ballet. The ballet has wowed audiences across New Zealand and opens in Wellington this week.
Angelina Mousling is a fictional mouse and the star of some twenty enormously popular children's books, which became an animated TV series in 2002, then a musical and now a ballet.
Angelina loves to dance and dreams of becoming a famous ballerina. Miss Lilly is her ballet teacher and Alice Nimbletoes, her best friend. In this production Angelina prepares for her most important performance ever in front of the Camembert Academy judges.
Pictured below: 9 month old Inuau and 11 year old Brooke with Angelina Ballerina.