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North Kent dancer is one step closer to the West End

PUBLISHED: 16:03 16 August 2016

20-year-old Georgie Cox (centre right)

20-year-old Georgie Cox (centre right)

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20-year-old Georgie Cox describes sought after dance award as a “dream come true”

A young dancer has won a prestigious award at one of the country’s top performing arts colleges.

Georgie Cox, 20, who now studies at a renowned musical and dance theatre in Essex, was chosen to win the Stephen Armstrong Award for showing outstanding dedication in her first year at Performers College.

The award-winning dancer excelled at her old course at North Kent College where she studied the Level 3 Extended Dance Diploma — despite having to care for her mum who was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumuour.

The 20-year-old has since raised the £14,000 needed to enrol her into the life-changing college, where past students have starred in top shows such as Alladin, Dirty Dancing and The Rocky Horror Show.

Georgie said: “I was over the moon, it was so unexpected and unbelievable to be recognised amongst the amount of people in Performers College. My first year has been an absolute dream come true and I still have to pinch myself that I’m even training here. I dreamt for years about walking through the doors and to now be recognised as a dedicated student feels like it’s all been worth it.”

Her former teacher at North Kent College, Lindsey O’Malley, said it was clear the youngster displayed an “incredible desire to learn” from her first day at the college’s Dartford campus in Oakfield Lane.

Georgie added: “Without the help of Miskin Dance at North Kent College this opportunity would not have been made possible and has made me into the hard working performer I am today,”

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