‘Have con­fi­dence in your own choices’

Self-be­lief goes a long way when you are try­ing some­thing new, as ac­tress Tracy-ann Ober­man has dis­cov­ered

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Some­times you just have to have con­fi­dence in your own voice and your own choices, and push on through. I am cur­rently ap­pear­ing in Step­ping Out, in Lon­don’s West End, which is set in a tap danc­ing class. Be­fore re­hearsals, I had never tapped in my life. I thought it was go­ing to be im­pos­si­ble, but it’s been all right. I’m not bril­liant, but I can do it.

Danc­ing takes you out of your head, out of your world, away from family and prob­lems. It has given me the con­fi­dence to take on my first role in a mu­si­cal, Fid­dler On The Roof. It means I am go­ing to have to learn to sing, and I feel ex­cited about that.

When you take on some­thing you think you can’t do, your in­stinct is to say: I’ve never done that, how is it go­ing to work? Now, I think, no. It’s never too late to try some­thing new.

It’s never over, what­ever stage you are at in life. We are con­stantly rein­vent­ing and chal­leng­ing our­selves. The only per­son who can stop you try­ing new things is your­self.

We are con­stantly rein­vent­ing our­selves

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