A new video advert pairs a ballerina with a BMX stunt rider in a modern spin on the famous Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker Suite. Made by delivery company Whistl, the video shows the ballerina pull off classic ballet movements including "chaines," "jetes" and "pirouettes", whilst the BMX-rider conducts stunts such as "cliffhangers," "360s" and "time machines".
Nick Wells, CEO of Whistl, said: 'We're known as innovators in the UK postal sector and wanted to do something that truly reflected our commitment to doing things differently. We hope that the public, our customers and our posties, love the original spin we've put on The Nutcracker this winter!"
Ballerina Amber Doyle trained at the Royal Ballet School and has performed at the Royal Opera House, Brit Awards and Royal Variety Performance, as well as appearing in Anna Karenina. BMX rider Keelan Philips is four time UK and two time European BMX champion, and Louis Morris is fast becoming one of the UK's most in-demand riders thanks to his fearless attitude.
Keelan said: 'This is one of the most interesting challenges I've had in a while! It was great fun working with Amber to choreograph all the moves we could do putting together our BMX street-style and her classical dancing. We hope everyone enjoys the video."
Amber added: "Bikes and ballerinas aren't usually considered natural partners, but you can't deny the final performance looks stunning!