Actress sets up dance academy in Bedford

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A former West End actor has brought her talents to Bedford by expanding her children’s dance academy.

Lauren Shepherd, 38, performed with Brian May in the musical We Will Rock You in 2008.

In 2015 she launched her own branch of babyballet in Central Bedfordshire, a dance academy for children aged between six months and six years.

Lauren has been dancing since the age of three, but an injury ended her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina.

The classes will be hosted at the Community Hall in Great Denham.

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She said: “I feel as if my life has gone full circle and I’m back where I started at ballet classes – only this time I’m the teacher.

“I decided to start my own babyballet classes because I wanted to share my love of dance with others.

“There is nothing like this in the area and the brand really is amazing.”

For more about babyballet, call 07719 713077 or visit www.babyballet.co.uk