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Bridgwater college dance student to represent Somerset
A BRIDGWATER College student has been chosen to represent Somerset in the National Youth Dance Company.
Georgia Johns, 18, who studies the A Level and BTEC Extended Diploma in Dance, was hand-picked to join the group by leading choreographer, Jasmin Vardimon.
Georgia was one of just 30 dancers chosen after a workshop experience day in Birmingham and a final selection in London, which attracted hundreds of dancers.
The NYDC, based in Sadler’s Wells, London, and is a new Government initiative aimed at bringing together some of the best dance talent from across England.
Georgia, formally of Haygrove School, said: “I'm really looking forward to starting rehearsals and working with the guest choreographer, Jasmin Vardimon.
“I think it's going to be a really amazing piece. I know I’ll learn a lot from it and can't wait to perform it.”
The new Company will be performing across the country, including the U:Dance Festival in Leeds in July.
Amy Wigglesworth, programme manager of the Level 3 Dance Course, said: “We are all incredibly pleased for Georgia. It is a fantastic opportunity for any young dancer.
“Georgia’s talent, commitment and enthusiasm for dance makes her an ideal candidate. She is an extremely hard-working student and we are very proud one of our dancers will be representing Somerset nationally.”
Georgia hopes to progress onto Higher Education and is auditioning for Dance Conservatoires across the country.