Aspiring musical theatre star Belle Mayger is seeing her name up in lights with a supporting role played by the Freeman 1st Foundation.
The charity has provided a helping hand as the 21-year-old from Bridlington works to establish a career in the performing arts industry.
Belle graduated from the Arden School of Theatre in Manchester after starring as the leading player in Pippin, a Stephen Schwartz musical performed at the New Adephi Theatre in Salford, and serving as assistant director for the production.
Belle also demonstrated her skills as associate choreographer for the Arden graduate showcase and was dance captain in The World Goes ‘Round, a revue of Kander and Ebb’s musicals.
She said: “I love the atmosphere of live shows, the adventure of cruise ships, the fulfilment of teaching, the creativity of choreography and the joy I feel when I’m able to showcase my talents and I know that with the right support I can achieve all of my goals.”
F1F has helped Belle with financial assistance to cover living costs, a laptop for recording and editing music and additional singing classes.
She has been working part time at theatre companies in Manchester and is in discussions with agents in London about representation in the industry.
Leanne Brewis, trustee at F1F, said: “We are thrilled to be supporting Belle as she strives to make a name for herself in the world of show business. She is a very talented young woman with the potential to become a future star of musical theatre.”