Dancer Chosen For Olympic Opening Ceremony

27 January 2012, 06:00

Katie Bunting who runs a dance school in Northampton has been chosen to dance in the Olympic Opening Ceremony.

The event on Friday 27 July will be one of the highlights of the Games and this year the performances are being directed by film maker Danny Boyle.

Kate applied to be one of the dancers last summer.

"It's the biggest thing we're ever going to do.  It's the biggest thing we're ever going to see and at my age I think it was probably going to be the last job I would do as a dancer and what a way to go out at the greatest show on earth."

During the auditions the 35 year old was worried that her age might put her at a disadvantage:

"When I went in I was quite aware that I was probably one of the oldest in the room. There were a lot of people around eighteen, nineteen and twenty probably still at stage school so I was aware of that and I thought if anything my age might let me down."

Katie is now looking forward to the start of rehearsals in April but she says everything is top secret:

"We rehearse right through until July at different locations in London.  We don't know where they are.  Even on our schedule it says 'to be confirmed'.

"They're keeping everything a secret from us as well so it doesn't ruin the surprise I suppose."

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