Two young dancers from Scarborough have secured places at prestigious stage schools in London.
Adam Sharp, 18, and Gracie Gledhill, 16, are students at Hatton’s School of Performing Arts, in Durham Street, and have attributed their achievements to the school’s tuition.
“One of the best choices I ever made was stepping through the door at Hatton’s. ” said Adam, who is joining the Italia Conti Academy in London – the world’s oldest theatre arts training school.
“I will do my best to make them proud,” he added.
Gracie, who joined Hatton’s as a toddler, begins a three-year musical theatre course at Bird College of Dance, Music and Theatre Performance in Kent.
“I can’t wait to start this new chapter of my life,” she said.
“I am so grateful to Julie and all at Hatton’s for making me who I am today.”
Friend and mentor Julie Hatton, who is the principal of the performing arts school, added: “We are all so proud and excited for them!”