Video: Former Norwich schoolgirl lands Olympic opening ceremony dance role

A former Norwich schoolgirl is gearing up for the biggest performance of her career so far after landing a role in the opening ceremony at this year's Olympic Games.

Georgia Long, who is from Sprowston, but currently living in Kent, is set to dance in the global spectacular at the Olympic Stadium on July 27.

She cannot reveal what she will be doing in the show but said she had to beat off competition from scores of other dancers to win her place.

Miss Long, 20, who attended Heather Millan School of Dance and Performing Arts in Norwich from the age of seven, said: 'I'm really excited, it's a once in a lifetime opportunity.

'It's going to be the biggest thing I've ever done - there's going to be so many people watching. It's going to be amazing.'

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Miss Long was awarded a scholarship through Heather Millan to study at performance arts college Reynolds Training Academy in Kent.

After graduating from her three year course in 2010, she has since gone on to work at Disneyland Paris and has appeared in a N Dubz video.

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Miss Long is not the only Norwich connection with the opening ceremony. Top choreographer Aaron Sillis, who grew up in Drayton, is working on dance projects for the closing ceremonies at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.

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