Ciera OReilly Aug 2022

Ciera O’Reilly has danced her way to success after securing a coveted place at the Northern Ballet School.

The Year 11 pupil, who achieved a Grade 9 in Dance today alongside other strong results, had to go through a tough audition in Manchester to secure a place.

“I have been a dancer since I was at nursery,” said Ciera. “I went to Lynn McCheyne at Sanderson’s Dance and Fitness.

“I love classical ballet and the auditions were tough and they do not offer places to a lot of girls so it’s amazing to secure a place.

“I found out by email at school and I was crying!

“My dream is to be a prima ballerina and I would love to be the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker.”