World at her feet! Cancer surviving girl, 11, who used ballet to help her regain her strength after chemotherapy dances with Royal Ballet stars
- Charlie Tait her dream of dancing with the stars of Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker
- As a baby, Charlie diagnosed with nephroblastoma and had a kidney removed
- Her mother, Dr Merran Tait, said the family will ‘treasure moments like these’
With perfect poise and elegance this is 11-year-old Charlie Tait achieving her dream of dancing with the stars of the Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker.
It is a remarkable achievement, but what makes it even greater is that she has overcome kidney cancer.
As a baby Charlie was diagnosed with nephroblastoma and had a kidney removed and underwent chemotherapy.
Eleven-year-old cancer survivor Charlie Tait, who has achieved her dream of dancing with stars from The Royal Ballet
Aged three, she started ballet to help her gain strength and is in her third year as a junior associate at the Royal Ballet School.
She has been working with the Prince, played by Benjamin Ella, and Yuhui Choe (the Sugar Plum Fairy) to mark the launch of the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards.
Her mother, Dr Merran Tait, from Sevenoaks, Kent, said: ‘Charlie has always been strong, and she always seems to be able to draw on that strength when she needs it – like when she dances on stage.
‘We really treasure moments like these.’
Charlie shows her impressive form alongside the Royal Ballet’s Benjamin Ella and Yuhui Choe
As a baby Charlie was diagnosed with nephroblastoma and had a kidney removed and underwent chemotherapy