SHE’S only nine-years-old, but this week Emilia Scott is performing in front of hundreds of people in the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s latest show.
The Sheldon youngster has landed a plum role in Sylvia - which began its run on Wednesday. With rehearsals starting on Monday, the dancer only had two days to get ready before she was thrust into the limelight, but she coped admirably.
Dance mad Emilia has shown an interest in performing from a very early age - she started classes when she was just four years old.
Debbie Green, from the Rochelle School of Dance, has been coaching Emilia for the past five years. The teacher said that she was delighted about the youngster’s latest role.
“I really am thrilled for her. It will be a great experience and I’m sure she will make the most of it.
“Emilia has a real passion for dancing, but I’m especially pleased because she’s such a nice girl. She’s a very level-headed, sensible person, not a show-off.”
Emilia - who has tried her toes at various types of dancing - has already performed in a number of local shows.
She previously won the award for promising junior dancer at the Carabella Dance Festival - a local contest. The youngster was picked to perform in Sylvia after being spotted in a local performance.
Proud mum Lidia said: “It’s such a great opportunity. Emilia is getting the chance to do what every girl dreams of.”
Sylvia finishes its run at the Birmingham Hippodrome tomorrow (Saturday) evening. To find out more about the Birmingham Royal Ballet go to www.brb.org.uk.
* Anyone who would like to know more about the Rochelle School of Dance can call Debbie on 0121 742 5103