Georgia - In love with Art
I can’t imagine anything more amazing than getting to sing, dance and act every day, and get to call that your education!
I love learning all different dance styles from jazz and tap, to commercial and contemporary, and have so many amazing teachers who always support us and push us to get the best out of us. Singing is something that I had a love-hate relationship with growing up, as I loved to sing but never had the confidence to do so anywhere but in my own bedroom!
Now I have worked so hard to build up my confidence, working with some super supportive mentors over the years, that I am in a good place and can finally say that I love to sing! We also have an awesome acting coach who is just so incredible at teaching us his ways, as a professional actor himself, and at supporting us all the way!
I grew up in Rugby Town in the West Midlands of the UK, the town is well-know as the place where the sport Rugby was invented. I had a big family growing up, my dad, Dave, being one of 4 and my mum, Kim, being one of 3, so I always had a huge support system and a loving family around me! Both of my Nans, Carol and Janette, especially were and still are a huge part of my life, one of them being the reason I started to dance at such a young age, having been a dancer herself throughout her life. I began dancing at 2 years old and never stopped. I left my dance school in my home town when I was 18 to begin my new chapter at Stella Mann College, a drama school based in Bedford, where I am currently about to go into my final year studying my degree in Musical Theatre which I have such a passion for!
When I was growing up as a dancer, my dream was always to be in musicals. I always loved going to the theatre as it is a place where you can fully immerse yourself in the story and forget about the outside world. You’ll never find anybody in musical theatre who is not completely in love with their art and I think that’s what makes it so magical. My favourite musicals growing up were Wicked and Phantom of the Opera, although more recently Hamilton is definitely sneaking up into my top 3! I always found that when watching these shows, no matter how amazing, I always felt slightly out of place, as if I shouldn’t be watching it, but should be on the stage, a part of it instead!
One of my biggest idols, even now, is Ben Forster, who is just the most incredible singer and actor I have ever had the pleasure of seeing live in action! He played the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, the first time I saw it and I was completely in awe of him! He also has to be my favourite Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar of all time, and his version of Gethsemane just sends shivers down my spine!
My first photoshoot was actually when I was about 4 years old and was a shoot setup by my dance school! I wore a pretty purple tutu and had the biggest grin on my face as I posed for the camera! I think that’s when it all started for me really, as I loved the camera ever since!
When I was about 10 years old I was scouted by a lovely photographer named Annie and did a few professional photo shoots for her, promoting a product from a very well known company. At 10 years old, getting paid £60 an hour for sitting and posing for a camera was the equivalent of being a millionaire! I took a step back from modelling not too long after that to focus on my high school experience, as I was a bright young girl so my parents wanted me to concentrate on getting good grades then I could go back to shooting afterward, which I am very thankful for as I did get amazing grades and made some amazing friends for life! During that time, the only shoots I was doing were dance school photoshoots, promoting our next dance show, so I was very happy to still be able to get in front of the camera every now and again. After that, my first photoshoot was with an amazing photographer called Lisa Scott from Rugby, shooting my first ever headshots! I’ve recently been getting back into my modelling roots, and have been loving every second of it!
I love a lot of styles of modelling honestly, although dance shots will always have a very special place in my heart! Nature shots for me have to have the top spot as I love wearing floaty dresses and getting the perfect shot when they move in the breeze, that can produce some pretty gorgeous shots. However I do also really enjoy more urban stuff, and have done a fair few shoots with Street photographers, who have been absolutely brilliant! I think I’m just a pretty mixed bag honestly and am open to trying so many new things!
When it comes to my outfit for a shoot I don’t mind if I have to choose it all on my own or if the photographer or brand chooses it for me, as long as the outfit that is chosen looks good, and makes me feel confident to work in then I am happy, as there’s nothing worse than not feeling confident and then being thrown in front of a camera!
It’s honestly so hard to pick my favourite book as I have read so many amazing stories! But I think my favourite has to be the Fallen trilogy by Lauren Kate, which is a set of 5 books plus 1 side book, about angels fallen to earth and the forbidden love between two who refused to pick between heaven and hell. They are amazing books and I would thoroughly recommend it! Asking me my favourite film is like asking a child to choose only one sweet in a sweet shop! It’s impossible! But one of my all-time favourites is the classic movie Labyrinth starring the legend that is David Bowie. It’s just an amazing movie that I would watch over and over as a child and has some great tunes in as well!
I’m hoping that, despite the pandemic, I will be able to go back to college and resume my training in September while also continuing to shoot on weekends and in evenings where possible, and really lift off in my modelling career! Despite everything going on in the world, I think 2020 is actually going to be a good year.