Shrewsbury's Izzy focused on dancing dream
She has only been dancing for 12 months but a Shrewsbury youngster has her eyes on making a career out of her passion.
Isabella Griffiths-Ingall, from Radbrook in Shrewsbury, switched from gymnastics to dancing 12 months ago, and has now secured two offers from top dance schools.
Isabella, who is 13, and is currently home-schooled by her mum Laura Griffiths, has been offered places at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertfordshire, and The Hammond School in Chester.
The former Shrewsbury High School pupil, who also attends Oaktree Dance Studio in Market Drayton twice a week, has not yet made a decision on which she will choose, but she is focusing on becoming a professional dancer.
She said: "I started in gymnastics and always loved performing my floor routine so I decided to try a few dance classes. I really enjoyed them and I knew I wanted to focus on dancing and dance professionally in the future."
Izzy's father, Dennis Ingall, said he and his wife were "immensely proud" she had secured places at the schools.
He said Izzy's teachers and coaches had given her great feedback and guidance on her dancing.
Mr Ingall explained how Izzy had represented the county and the West Midlands at gymnastics, but had wanted to pursue her lifelong passion of dancing.
Gymnastics has given Izzy some of the core physical attributes to transfer to dancing and those were demonstrated when she secured the highest possible mark in the grade five British Ballet Organisation exam after just three months of preparation.
Now the focus is on the future and which of the two schools will be the best place to realise her dream.
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