It takes dedication, determination and guts to get to the top.
And 16-year-old Luton Sixth Form College student Georgia Spicer has all three in spades.
She’s just landed the part of principal dancer in Grease at Dunstable’s Grove Theatre in June and couldn’t be more thrilled.
“I’m over the moon,” she said. “There were more than 300 people at the audition and I thought I might make the chorus. Being chosen as a principal dancer is amazing.”
Georgia, of Sundon Park, has wanted to be on the stage ever since she can remember. She joined Luton Light when she was 11 and took part in her first show, The Wedding Singer – which whetted her theatrical appetite even more.
“Then I moved on to the Griffin Players and started doing panto with them,” she said. “They’re a great company and they make you feel really welcome.”
The pretty teenager auditions for every show in town and never gets despondent when she doesn’t make the cut.
“I take it in my stride,” she said. “You’ve got to give it a shot and keep on trying.
“I always think ‘Maybe today’s not my day but next time I’ll be perfect.’”
It’s a philosophy that’s obviously worked in her favour.