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Telford 10-year-old Meesha dances her way to Hollywood

By Rob Smith | Telford | Music | Published: | Last Updated:

One Telford youngster is making a name for herself in Hollywood, scoring roles in blockbuster films and Netflix features alike.

Flying high is dancer Meesha Garbett, from Doseley, with some of her trophies

Meesha Garbett has also danced with Justin Bieber and appeared in a music video for George Ezra's Pretty Shining People, all at the age of 10.

The outgoing dancer and actor is busy filming Jingle Jangle for Netflix, and will appear alongside The Rock and Jason Statham in Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw this August. She has also wrapped a film remake of the classic musical Cats, due out in December.

Meesha said: "I've been dancing since I was three.

"My school lets me have time off to attend auditions and work, the headteacher is really nice about it all.

George Ezra - Pretty Shining People (Official Video)

"I really enjoy acting. I have to go to auditions and I have an agent who sends me to all those.

"I have fun at all the films. My favourite person to work with so far is Rebel Wilson, and Justin Bieber as well.

"I had a proper chat with them, Rebel is really funny. I had a photo taken with her when we were filming Cats in London. She said, 'Let me put my make-up on first' which she did, then she took us into a special lighting room so that we could take the picture in there."

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Meesha's huge collection of dancing awards including 90 trophies and more than 110 medals. She said she enjoys working on Jingle Jangle because she gets to combine her loves of dancing, acting and singing.

Meesha with actress Rebel Wilson

She lives with her family in Doseley, and goes to Coalbrookdale and Ironbridge Church of England Primary School.

Her parents are Keith and Michelle, and she has a brother, Korey, aged six.

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She has been honing her acting and dancing skills at Telford's Gaston Payne School of Theatre Dance & Drama, in Stafford Park. She dances ballet, tap, contemporary, street dance and jazz routines.

She also dances at the Full Out Dance Company, also based in Telford, and when in London she dances with IMD Legion, who made it to the Britain's Got Talent semi-finals in 2015.

The young dancer with George Ezra

Meesha's dad Keith said the family is considering moving to London to help Meesha pursue her dream.

Keith said: “She has that many offers of work we are having to turn things away, but the next couple of years are going to be massive for her with the films she is involved in."

Meesha Garbett

Meesha will celebrate her 11th birthday next month, and in the autumn she is due to move to the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School, in London. Past students include Amy Winehouse and Billie Piper.

"I'm really excited about going to there," said Meesha. "I can't wait to start."

Meesha also has more than 7,500 followers on her Instagram profile, www.instagram.com/meesha_imd where she records her dancing and meetings with celebrities.

Rob Smith

By Rob Smith
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Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based at Ketley in Telford.

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