12th August 2016 2:11 pm
Cast interview – Gina Chambers
Where do you come from and currently live?
I’m from the Isle of Wight where I still come and go from, in between jobs.
When did you first start performing?
My parents sent me to dancing when I was two years old but I wasn’t a fan. Luckily I got into it a while later and ended up being that kid who embarrassed my mum dancing down the high street (Billy Elliot style)! I went on to train at the Tring, Arts Educational School for two years at sixteen and never looked back.
What was your first professional experience?
My first professional job at eighteen was as a dancer at the Sani Resort Hotels in Halkidiki, Greece. I fell in love with the job, the country, the food and just about everything else about it and subsequently returned to work again for another two contracts and two holidays. The people I worked with on this job still remain some of my best friends.
Where else have you performed in your career?
In between working at the Sani Resort I have travelled the world working on Norwegian, Oceania and P&O cruise lines. I have also found a love for Norfolk spending two previous Christmas’ at the Thursford Christmas Spectacular and coming back this year for my fourth contract performing in The Cromer Pier Show.
What’s your biggest professional achievement to date?
My biggest professional achievement to date would probably have to be having my face on the end of the “Pier of the Year 2015!” advertising boards for the summer and Christmas shows!
Have you ever had any embarrassing things go wrong during a performance?
Whilst working on P&O’s ship Aurora, me and a friend performed a duet with ribbons. During one show as we passed each other, our ribbons became attached. She spent the rest of the number with two ribbons while I was left with a stick!
What will you be doing on your precious days off?
I’m so excited for another summer in Cromer. I just can’t wait to be back on stage and I’m determined to finally make this the year I go crabbing!
Any additional information you’d like our audience to know about?
Since Christmas I have been lucky enough to do something a bit different and work on costumes for the Lion King for the brand new show that will open in Shanghai’s Disney resort in June 2016.