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Dancing queen on the way to stage success

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 09, 2014

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A YOUNG dancing queen is on her way to success on the stage, after she scored a place with the English Youth Ballet.

Georgina Love, of Kensington Road, Winshill, will be performing in the Nutcracker at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham in July, after being selected by the company because of her skills.

The 10-year-old is one of around 50 youngsters who has been selected from an initial group of more than 130 who auditioned.

“She’s very serious about her ballet and has been chosen for quite a few solo roles. She’s very rhythmic and musical, and has a real talent for it,” her mum Hayley said.

Georgina, a pupil at St Wystan’s School in Repton, has been dancing since she was two-and-a-half, and is a student at the Stephanie Parrott School of Dance in Burton.

She was recently selected to play Jemima Puddleduck in a version of The Tales of Beatrix Potter.

And as if Georgina’s dancing achievements were not enough, the year five pupil has also been showing off her skills in drama, after she also managed qualifications with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

She achieved a distinction in grade one acting and grade two speaking of verse and prose.

In the acting exam she had to memorise a passage for performance, and in the second exam she had to recite and answer questions about her choices.

Mrs Love said: “I’m immensely proud of Georgina for the strength and confidence she has shown. She has achieved so much.”

Georgina has been nominated for in the Children of Courage Awards.

Entry is still open in all areas. Nominations can be made using the form in the Mail or emailing laura.hammond@burtonmail.co.uk

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