Local talent on display at Tattoo

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Lisburn dancer Lauren Greeves has been chosen to be part of a dance team at the upcoming Belfast Tattoo at the Odyssey Arena.

Lauren will be part of the Highland Dance Troupe that will be performing at the three night event in September.

Choreographer Michelle Johnston held auditions with students from dance schools from throughout Northern Ireland and Lauren, who attends the Ellis School of Highland Dance, was one of 32 dancers chosen to take part in this event.

The troupe have been busily rehearsing and Lauren is looking forward to the opening night of the show.

As well as the Highland Dance Troupe, there will be a wide variety of bands performing at the Tattoo, including pipe bands, silver bands, flute bands and drum majors.

Lauren Hanna, a Drum Major with Drumlough Pipe Band, will also be performing at the Tattoo.

Lauren was placed fifth in the Adult City Of Lisburn Championships 2014, fifth in the Adult Borough Of Ards Championships 2014, gaine d the Adult Title British Championships 2014, was third in the Adult UK Championships 2014, and fourth in the Adult Craigavon & District Championships 2014.

Lauren also held the title for 2012 Juvenile World Champion.

This is the second year of the Belfast Tattoo and it is proving to be a highlight in the musical calendar.

The Tattoo will be held in the Odyssey Arena in Belfast from Thursday September 4 until Saturday September 6. Tickets, priced from £29.50, are on sale now from the Odyssey Arena Box Office on 9073 9074 or from all usual Ticketmaster outlets.