A DANCING teen tipped for the top has earned her pick of places at some of the country’s most prestigious performing arts schools.
Fifteen-year-old Georgia Roberts, from Ryhope, has won entry to three esteemed academies.
Italia Conti, The Urdang Academy, both in London, and The Performer’s College, in Essex, have all accepted Georgia, so now all she has to do is decide which one to go to.
Georgia, who is a pupil at Farringdon Community Sports College and attends Shameem Karin School of Dance and, said: “I’m really excited. I’m very lucky to have this opportunity.
“I’m probably going to go to Urdang. I’ve had more experience with it because I go to a youth workshop there once a month.”
“It’s all a bit scary but exciting at the same time. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do since I was young and this is the first step into having it as a career.
“My friends are going off to sixth form in September and I’m moving to London,” she added.
Georgia will study musical theatre and she hopes her training will land her a dream role in the West End in the future.
She said: “I love musical theatre so I would love to do the West End.”
Georgia credits her dance school with her success, being among a group of girls from Shameem Karin School of Dance who have gone on to to performing arts schools.
She said: “I think we have a lot of modern and commercial dance styles that other schools don’t have so we are kept up to date with what’s popular in London.
“Shameem’s daughter, Sothina, went to the Urdang Academy and helps teach us. She has really brought a lot of experience with her.”
Dance teacher Shameem said that Georgia has worked really hard to get to where she is.
Shameem, who has run the school for 13 years, said: “I’m absolutely ecstatic that we have another girl into performing arts college.
“She works really hard and is very dedicated.
“We’ve trained her to be the best she can be and she is ready for the next chapter of her life.”
The school’s dance styles include jazz, tap, ballet and commercial.
“The students all enjoy what they do, but we are very disciplined,” said Shameem, 41, from the Broadway.
“Georgia is a beautiful dancer and a very unique girl. She’s a girl that will do well.”