Rose Adage rehearsal from The Sleeping Beauty

Nao Sakuma rehearses the Rose Adage from The Sleeping Beauty, with Tom Rogers and Chi Cao doubling up to play the parts of the four Princes.

With this rehearsal originally scheduled for solo work, Tom and Chi were recruited at the last minute by Assistant Ballet Director Marion Tait.

Chi was on his way out the building, and dances the whole piece in street clothes (jeans and trainers), while Tom had never danced the role before and learnt it in sixty seconds before the cameras started rolling...

Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton.