Search is on for Leeds’s Disney princesses

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millions of little girls have grown up dreaming of being a Disney princess.

Well this weekend that dream that you dare to dream really can come true – in Leeds.

Disneyland Paris is holding auditions to find people to play some of the hit movie-maker’s best-loved animated characters in its spectacular parades and performances.

So if you bear a striking resemblance to Snow White, or you’re the image of Frozen’s Snow Queen Elsa, there could be a magical role for you.

Hundreds of dancers and non-dancers from across the north will be heading to the open auditions at Yorkshire Dance on Sunday, January 11, hoping to bag one of a possible 30 female and 15 male roles ranging from Disney character look-alikes, character performers and parade performers.

The theme park, which opened in 1992, is looking to recruit a host of glamorous heroines including Mulan, sisters and box office favourites Anna and Elsa, Beauty and the Beast’s Belle, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Jasmine, Ariel and Rapunzel.

It is also searching for movie heroes including Peter Pan, Aladdin, Prince Charming and Snow White’s Prince.

An advert for the audition reads: “Take part in a unique experience by joining our characters and parade department.

“We are looking for enthusiastic and highly energetic people to perform as our famous characters and to participate in our wonderful parade and cavalcades.”

The only other UK auditions for the roles are taking place at Pineapple Dance Studios in London on Wednesday.

Disney holds auditions at the Leeds dance centre several times a year and a Yorkshire Dance spokeswoman said the deal was a coup for the agency.

She added: “It’s amazing. It brings a real buzz into the building, there’s always lots of queues out of the door, lasting right through the day.

“It brings people into the building, from not just the region but the whole of the North of England, that wouldn’t usually use our facilities otherwise.”

Auditions start at 10am.

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