AN ACTOR, dancer and singer originally from Belper has returned to the town to teach master classes in the three disciplines.
Victoria Betterton, who has acted in ITV’s Peak Practice, left the town at the age of 16 to train in London.
Now aged 27, she is back living in Belper after working around the world.
The former Belper School pupil says her career highlights include being a dancer for Will Young and Gareth Gates, musical tours across the UK, Ireland and Europe, and singing on cruise liners in America, Australia, Hawaii and Russia.
Now, this coming January, she is starting a series of master classes in the Belper area. Victoria (pictured, right) will teach youngsters in singing, dancing and acting, and advise on the highs and lows of the entertainment business, as well as audition techniques.
She said: “I have decided to take time out of performing and give something back to the profession I love and have been lucky enough to have a successful career in.” Anyone interested in the classes can email Victoria on firstname.lastname@example.org.