CHOREOGRAPHING A GREAT CAREER
A FORMER dance pupil at Beaconsfield High School is to have one of her routines broadcast on national television.
Jess Walker studied GCSE and A Level dance at school before leaving almost three years ago to attend De Montfort University in Leicester, where she is in her final year completing a degree in the subject.
She has been developing her career this year by securing a highly sought after role as an ambassador for a national dance project, and has been handpicked as one of just 20 young dancers from across the UK to take part in the programme.
Jess is working with choreographers, companies and producers, and is gaining in-depth insight into the dance sector while being trained in project management, public speaking and marketing.
And now she’s working with Channel 4’s Maverick TV to film one of her pieces for national broadcasting.
Jess is also developing her own style of movement to reflect her own Jamaican/ German heritage, and said: “I’m particularly looking forward to being continuously and actively emerged in the industry.
“This opportunity will help me to build my portfolio of events managed, get experience in public speaking, create more choreographic works and further my networking list with sector professionals. As in any industry, it’s all about who you know.”
Head of Dance at Beaconsfield High School, Miss Lasocki, said: “I am incredibly proud of what Jess has achieved since leaving school, and she is a superb role model for Beaconsfield High School’s dance students.”