13-year-old Kit Swaddling lives with his family in Peppard. In the autumn he will be starting at Tring Park School for Per-forming Arts, the UK’s most prestigious performing arts school in the UK, having previously been a pupil at the Oratory Preparatory School in Woodcote and more recently Moulsford Preparatory School. His mother Jessica said ‘Kit has been dancing, singing and entertaining us since he could first walk and talk!’
At the age of five, a teacher at his school spotted his talent and advised his mum to get extra training for him. Most classes are geared towards girls but, despite that, Kit has worked hard in a lot of classes out-side school time in ballet, tap, modern and acro.
He starred in the Matilda the Musical UK and Ireland tour in 2018/19. He was a semi-finalist at the International Dance Organisation World Championships in Germany last autumn and would have been competing in the IDO European Championships in Macedonia in June this year but this was postponed due to Covid19 and also the Dance World Cup in Rome in July which was also cancelled.
Kit will be boarding at Tring where he will be studying in the mornings and re-hearing and performing in the afternoons and evenings. Kit’s mother said he knows it will be extremely challenging to com-bine studying and training but having had a bit of a practice run when he was on tour with Matilda, he’s ready for the challenge and can’t wait to start.