A BALLET dancer with “huge potential” has been accepted on to a training scheme operated by one of the world’s most famous dance schools.
Gabby Richardson, of Newholm, joined St Hilda’s Studios when she was just three years old, and has been dancing there for the past seven years.
However, this autumn she will take part in the Royal Ballet School’s junior associates training programme.
“We are all so proud of her and thrilled at her success,” said her mother, Sarah Richardson.
She added that huge thanks should be given to ballet teacher Frances Lavington-Evans, who spotted Gabby’s potential and recommended that she audition for the prestigious school.
Gabby went for a taster day with the Royal Ballet School in February and decided to audition in May.
She then received a letter from London, where the main school is based, which stated that she had been accepted into the 28-week junior associates programme, which starts in September.