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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.”

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