MEMBERS of The Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet will be en pointe in Poole with Tchaikovsky favourite Swan Lake.

Under the direction of former Prima Ballerina, Marina Medvetskaya, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet has won plaudits across Russia, Scandinavia and the United States.

Now audiences in Dorset have the opportunity to experience the artistry of this internationally acclaimed company closer to home at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts.

On Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12, the company presents the perennially popular Swan Lake, the story of the Prince and the Swan Princess - a tragic tale of love that triumphs over evil and is set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime, soaring, dramatic score performed by a live orchestra.

A spokesman for the tour said: “St Petersburg Classic Ballet combines classical training and technique with the best-loved Russian ballets, accompanied by a full orchestra, to entertain audiences in grand style.”

Performances start at 7.30pm and there will also be a matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm. Contact the Lighthouse box office for tickets.