By Hazel Murray
February 16, 2016
[Cornwall, England] – A ballet dancer from St Just has been awarded three college scholarships to pursue a career in Performing Arts. Jordan Scrase has performed in a number of shows with the Hall for Cornwall’s youth ballet group Duchy Ballet Company, from Snow Wolf to his present role as Kai and Star, the male lead for their 2016 production of ‘Snow Queen & Stepping out to Gershwin’.
The 17-year-old, who started dancing at the age of four and joined the Duchy Ballet Company four years later, said: “It pushes my body to the absolute limits, you feel drained but I love to keep fit. I love performing, it is amazing and full of adrenalin. I don’t have a favourite ballet but enjoy dancing in lots of roles.”
After dancing with the company for nine years, he has now been offered three scholarships at Body Works, Cambridge, the Millennium School in London and the Performers College in Essex.
As well as being a talented dancer and actor Jordan can turn his hand to many instruments from acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano and drums, as well as utilising his footwork skills to play football.
Having started dancing at Anne Webb’s dance school in Penzance as a young boy, Jordan continued his dance training at Capitol School of Dance with Terence Etheridge, and is currently doing the pre-vocational Performing Arts course at Jason Thomas Dance.
Jordan said: “I would love to perform in the West End or a cruise ship to use all my skills. I chose to study Performing Arts because it’s something I’ve always loved and Duchy Ballet provides a great opportunity to gain more experience.”
As for being surrounded by females dancers, he added: “It’s a bonus!”
Duchy Ballet will be performing The Snow Queen & Stepping out to Gershwin at the Hall for Cornwall on Friday March 11 and Saturday March 12 with matinees and evening performances.
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