Former Pupil George Nightingale Delights School in Special Assembly

7th April 2015
 

At the end of the spring term, we were lucky enough to be visited by a former Twiss Green pupil, George-Murray Nightingale. In a special assembly, he treated children and staff to an amazing ballet performance and talked to the children about his career so far. George is now 19 and was a former pupil at Twiss Green from 2000 to 2007.

From an early age, George knew he wanted to be a dancer and when he was five years old, he joined a dance troupe in Leigh, taking part in many performances. This reinforced his love of dance.

When he was in Year 6, he was chosen to represent Twiss Green School and took part in a ‘Day of Dance’ as part of an inter-school Gifted and Talented programme. This is where his amazing talent was spotted and he was deservedly offered a scholarship at The Hammond School of Dance in Chester.  He was educated there from 2007 to 2012, studying all forms of dance including contemporary, tap, hip hop, jazz and of course his favourite, ballet.

In 2012, at the age of 16, George’s talents were spotted and he was chosen for a scholarship with the English National Ballet School in London.  He then went on to tour with them, performing all over the country - most recently in the male lead role of Franz in the ballet Copellia. He also recently came first in a classical ballet competition at the renowned Sadlers Wells Theatre judged by Darcy Bussell.

 

In a hushed whole school assembly, George performed an exceptional piece from Swan Lake. He then went on to demonstrate how strong and agile a dancer needs to be by showing everyone his training regime. The children bombarded him with lots of questions afterwards and it was clear that he had inspired many of the children, judging by their attempts to re-enact his dance moves in the playground afterwards!

We are very proud of George-Murray’s achievements and extremely grateful that he came back to show us how successful he has become.We congratulate him on securing an amazing contract with The Corp de Ballet at the Romanian National Ballet in Bucharest.

Thank You, George-Murray Nightingale and we wish you every success in your future career - you will go far!

Please click on the link below to see George in action.