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Scottish Dancer Inspired To Create Show About Soldiers' Experiences In The Army After Fighting Back From Her Own Battle

Wednesday 9 August 2017


From Scottish news outlet the Sunday Post:


Rosie Kay
Rosie Kay

Borders dancer inspired to create show about soldiers’ experiences in the Army after fighting back from her own battle

8 August, 2017
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ROSIE KAY fought back from illness and injury to follow her dream career.

The former dancer and now leading choreographer is behind a critically-acclaimed show about soldiers’ training and the physical and mental impact that combat has on them.

Five Soldiers: The Body Is The Frontline comes to the Edinburgh Fringe this week but Rosie had her own battles to win before she was able to create and choreograph the show.

Born in the Borders and brought up in Edinburgh, Rosie explained: “I’ve been dancing since I was three and it was what I really wanted to do.

“I went to dance school but I had to leave during second year because I became very ill.

“I had glandular fever, which led to chronic fatigue syndrome.

“As a dancer you’re nothing without your energy, so being bedridden and almost losing that life, it was hard.”

Rosie recovered and returned to complete her studies, achieving her ambition of becoming a professional dancer.

But her livelihood was almost snatched from her again.


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