Subjects at Priestley :Dance, Sociology, Religious Studies and English
Destination :Middlesex University to study BA Honours in Dance Performance
WHEN Ashleigh Bradbury first arrived at Priestley College she was too shy to speak up in class.
However, she discovered her confidence through dance while at college and went on to achieve a First in her BA Honours in Dance Performance at Middlesex University – one of the top places in the country to study the discipline.
Since finishing university Ashleigh, who also studied Sociology, Religious Studies and English at Priestley, has been working as a freelance dance artist including a stint at Sarah Royle School of Dance in Warrington.
She also secured a graduate dancer audition for the international Phoenix Dance Company and is hoping to visit New York – the home of contemporary dance.
Before all that the 21-year-old is hoping to overcome some common misconceptions about dance – including that it is easy.
“It requires so much determination and there is a lot of blood, sweat and tears along the way. However, it is a small price to pay for the thrill of performance,” said Ashleigh.
“What I love about it is that contemporary dance is evolving and there are always barriers to break.”