UEL urban dance students perform for Princess Anne at Stratford

PUBLISHED: 17:32 04 November 2013 | UPDATED: 15:51 05 November 2013

'Urban Dance' students at UEL who perform for Princess Royal

'Urban Dance' students at UEL who perform for Princess Royal


Dance students from the University of East London are performing for Princess Anne when their new college campus opens.

The campus at Stratford’s University Square is being opened officially by The Princess Royal tomorrow.

But dancing for Royalty is nothing new for some UEL students.

“I performed for the Queen for the Diamond Jubilee,” said Baanji Muteto, in his third year studying Urban Practice. “Performing for another Royal is a fantastic opportunity.”

But for others it’s a new experience, as fellow Urban Dance student Stephanie McKenzie-Sealy explained: “I have never performed in front of a member of the Royal family before and am totally thrilled.”

The £33 million five-floor campus, built in a partnership with London University’s Birkbeck College, has 8,600sq ms of teaching and performance space as well as lecture rooms and offices, orientated around a large, light-filled atrium.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Newham Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Newham Recorder