Sutton teenager gets place at top dance school
A former Sutton High School pupil has been accepted for professional dance training at one of Europe’s premier dance schools.
Claire Guntrip, 17, has a place on a degree course at the Central School of Ballet (CSB) in London.
She said: “I've now completed the first term at Central School of Ballet and it's been hard work but fun too.
"We train at least six hours a day during the week and take classes on Saturday mornings.
"You have to be dedicated to make it to the top of this profession but it's my dream to be a dancer at one of the leading ballet companies when I graduate.
"The training is very challenging, similar to the training of the best athletes, but we are all motivated by the rewards of performing."
Graduates from CSB have been known to join the world’s best dance companies.