Lichfield's Elite Wow European Delegates

Representing the best of English youth culture, the troupe of 12 dancers aged 13 and 14 entertained more than 50 delegates and employees from across Europe, who were attending an ASECAP Steering Committee Meeting for international toll road executives, hosted by M6toll operators, Midland Expressway Limited.
Lavish song and dance routines including 'Roxie Hart' from Chicago and an English version of the can-can were a big hit with delegates, who had travelled from fifteen different countries.

Midland Expressway's Chief Executive, Tom Fanning said: "The Elite Academy was a huge success and the routines really impressed our European visitors. We're committed to supporting the local community and were keen to showcase the talentof young people in Lichfield.

"The Elite dancers all showed great dedication and professionalism and I was incredibly proud that they were so enthusiastic about taking part and glad that they have had the opportunity to dance on an international platform."

Donna Wilcox, founder of the Elite Academy added: "This was a wonderful opportunity for the young dancers at Elite Academy to represent their country and as an ex-professional dancer, I think it is very important for students to put theory into practice by performing live. We are very proud of our students, who in the past have secured roles in theatre, cabaret and live road shows as well as various shows and displays throughout England."

ASECAP is the European professional Association of toll road operators. It gathers and represents 127 organisations that manage a toll network of over 37,000 km in 17 countries. The ASECAP steering committee meets quarterly and is hosted by member nations on a rota basis.



Pictured: Tom Fanning, Cheif Executive of MEL and dancers from Elite Academy of Performing Arts.