I've been talking to a clutch (so to speak) of particularly fabulous interviewees of late and here is the first of them: Xander Parish, the only British dancer ever to have joined the great Mariinsky Ballet of St Petersburg. In today's Independent he tells me how it all happened. It's probably not so long since I'd have spotted him and his mates in our local Waitrose, which is populated on Saturdays by the White Lodge kids hunting out some well-deserved treats. Just look at him now.
Xander dances Romeo, Prince Siegfried and Apollo with the Mariinsky at Covent Garden in a few weeks' time. Dates are at the end of the Indy piece.