An aspiring young dancer has been cast for a ballet production of Snow White that will run in London’s West End at the end of April.

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Snow White: Fred Dixon will play the king

Fred Dixon, 14, who attends Heathside School in Weybridge, will dance the role of the king, Snow White’s father.

Sarah Dixon, Fred’s mother, said: "I am extremely proud of Fred and I am looking forward to seeing him in the show."

Snow White is a London Children’s Ballet production, a performance company founded in 1994 that gives children the opportunity to perform as part of a professional ballet production free of charge.

Only 56 children aged nine to 16 will dance at the Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre from April 23 to 26.

Mrs Dixon said: "It has always been his ambition to perform in the West End and it will be a dream come true."

Fred started dancing when he was seven and was inspired by TV show Strictly Come Dancing.

Sharon Rault, his teacher at the Susan Roberts Academy of Performing Arts, put him forward for the auditions for Snow White back in November.

The ballet will be choreographed by Jenna Lee, who danced until recently as a soloist with English National Ballet.

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