A TALENTED young girl from Worksop has spoken of the ‘huge honour’ of performing in last week’s opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Having lived in Worksop for all of her life, 20-year-old Amy Dickens used to attend Valley Comprehensive and Worksop Post-16 Centre.
She recently moved to Stratford where she is studying psychology at University.
After seeing an advert in the newspaper asking for people to take part in the Olympic opening ceremony she decided to apply, before she was chosen to be one of the dancers in the ‘Digital Age’ section of the event - called ‘Thanks Tim’ to celebrate the creator of the Internet, Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
“We had two auditions to start with then Danny Boyle and his team decided who they wanted to put through,” said Amy.
“I can’t believe I got accepted - then we had 150 hours or rehearsals!”
Amy said that it was ‘a huge honour and privilege to be part of the event’.
“It was absolutely phenomenal,” she said. “When I first went down to audition, I never expected to get such an amazing opportunity.”
“I’m not much of a dancer so to be part of such a huge event was very humbling.”
She continued: “It really was the greatest show on Earth.”
Not only that, but Amy also got to meet the ceremony’s acclaimed director and man behind smash hit movies such as Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting - Danny Boyle.
“Danny Boyle is a true Northern lad, so it was great to meet him a few times,” said Amy. “He’s so lovely and down to Earth - he really was the best person to produce the opening ceremony.”