Dancer gets in at top college

Retford Elizabethan High School pupil Alice Berry, 16 has been accepted to a prestigious London School Of Dance (w110509-15a)
Retford Elizabethan High School pupil Alice Berry, 16 has been accepted to a prestigious London School Of Dance (w110509-15a)

PROMISING dancer Alice Berry has won a scholarship to a prestigious performing arts school in Surrey.

The 16-year-old passed her audition for Laine Theatre Arts earlier this year and will start in September.

Retford Elizabethan High School pupil Alice Berry, 16 has been accepted to a prestigious London School Of Dance (w110509-15b)

Retford Elizabethan High School pupil Alice Berry, 16 has been accepted to a prestigious London School Of Dance (w110509-15b)

The college was founded by dance teacher and former professional dancer Betty Laine OBE.

Alice, from Oakholme Rise, Worksop, will study for a Musical Theatre Diploma.

“It was a little bit scary, but I just got on with it really,” she said.

“I did a solo routine and sang Somewhere That’s Green from Little Shop of Horrors infront of the head.”

Retford Elizabethan High School pupil Alice Berry, 16 has been accepted to a prestigious London School Of Dance (w110509-15c)

Retford Elizabethan High School pupil Alice Berry, 16 has been accepted to a prestigious London School Of Dance (w110509-15c)

Alice has been dancing from the age of two and enjoys performing a mixture of dance genres.

“Ballet, tap, jazz, modern, acrobatics, musical theatre,” she listed.

“I don’t have a particular favourite but enjoy the spirit of the West End.”

She is to perform at Disneyland Paris in August with Dinnington-based Julie Turner Stage Academy.

Julie Turner said: “She has done really well, we are very pleased for her.”

“Alice has been with me since she was two-years-old, we are really proud of her.”

Alice’s mum Alison was thankful to the academy.

She said: “It’s unbelievable really, we didn’t expect anything but she has done really well. She wouldn’t be here without Julie and Jackie.”