Gabriella Antrobus, one of Uckfield’s Debs Dancers, landed her first professional job as a dancer with choreographer Arlene Phillips to appear in Monty Python Live (Mostly) Show at the O2 arena.
Gabby, 20, from Piltdown, joined Debs Dancers at the age of seven.
She trained in ISTD Tap and Modern from Grade 1 - Advanced, RAD ballet up to Intermediate and took bronze, silver and gold medals in jazz and tap.
She qualified as a finalist in each section (junior, intermediate and senior) of the ISTD Janet Cram Modern Dance Awards and won numerous festivals with her modern solos.
Gabby auditioned successfully for London Studio Centre and attained a 2:1 dance degree.
Deborah Lamb said: “We watched the last performance live at The Picture House in Uckfield as it was beamed around the world - a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her to appear in front of millions of people around the globe and captured for future generations on DVD. I am extremely proud of what Gabby has achieved with sheer motivation and dedication. To fulfil her dream of performing professionally with Arlene Phillips is going to be hard to top! I had a wonderful moment of immense pride in the cinema as the credits rolled and her name appeared on the big screen. Gabby has a special sparkle; she is a testimony to hard work and a fabulous dancer and singer.”