Talented dancer Jasmine Hawke takes big step towards professional career

Teenager lands place at prestigious Renaissance Arts school

Jasmine Hawke, 18, a former pupil of Shelley College, who has been offered a place at Renaissance Arts, a performing arts school in Leeds.

A talented teenage dancer has taken a big step towards a professional career.

Jasmine Hawke, 18, of Clayton West, has been offered a place at the prestigious Renaissance Arts, a performing arts school in Leeds.

Jasmine, a former student at Shelley College, has been dancing since the age of four.

She has just gained two A*s and an A after studying Dance and Performing Arts at Wakefield College.

Jasmine attends Natalia Dance Academy in Scissett and dance teacher Natalie Cook said: “Jasmine is a dedicated student who always gives 110%.

“She goes from strength to strength gaining amazing results. Her passion for dance is immense and I have no doubt she will succeed.”

Mum Simone, 45, and brother Jacob, 20, who plays in the development squad at Emley FC, are both proud of Jasmine’s achievements.

Jasmine performs many forms of dance including ballet, tap, modern and contemporary, and wants to be a professional dancer.

Her ambition is to perform on the West End stage.

Simone said: “She is very determined and will probably achieve her ambition.”

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