By Carl Jackson Friday 06 September 2013 Updated: 06/09 14:49
A TALENTED teen has seen her dreams realised after gaining a place at a prestigious performing arts college.
Oakalls girl Codie Darby is set have a three-day induction at the Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama on Wednesday (September 11) before starting for real the following week.
The 16-year-old former South Bromsgrove High School pupil had to go through a rigorous audition which included a solo dance, monologue and singing topped off by an interview.
Codie, who has been dancing since she was five, said she only attended for the experience and was all set to go to a regular college before receiving a letter in the post three days later confirming her place on a three-year course.
“I was ecstatic” said Codie.
“I was very nervous on the day, and had had no experience of singing but just gave it my all and really enjoyed it.
“I just thought whatever will be will be but couldn’t believe it when I got the letter.”
The Bromsgrovian has worked very hard dedicating time to dance on top of studying for GCSEs. However, the humble teen said she would never have got this far without the support of her parents, grandparents, teachers and friends at Latham School of Dance in Studley as well as the experience gained at the Birmingham Hippodrome.
Her parents Dena and Duane Darby, said: “We are very very proud, this is has been her dream and something she’s wanted from being a small child.”
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