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Olympic Ceremony dancer inspired by Swindon boy
11:31am Friday 31st August 2012 in News
A DANCE teacher who performed in the Games’ opening ceremony has dedicated her role to a six-year-old boy who needs funds for surgery to help him use his legs.
Natasha Dixon was inspired to taking part in the dazzling show by Corey Cummings, whose family are raising money for the op called selective dorsal rhizotomy.
The 31-year-old, who applied after speaking to Corey about dancing and the Paralympics, rubbed shoulders with Britain’s Got Talent stars Flawless in rehearsals and appeared as a protester in the empowerment scene in a news-print costume.
“It was brilliant,” she said. “It was surreal going on stage, none of us could believe we were doing it. We looked out before going into the stadium and all we could see were thousands of people.
“We knew the Queen was watching but we couldn’t see into the crowd because of the lights.”
Corey, whose family are trying to raise £24,000 for the op after being turned down by the NHS, has become a familiar face at Natasha’s Hotstepper Dance School, where his seven-year-old sister Amber attends classes.
Natasha, of Park South, said: “Corey stayed up with his parents to watch. He was my inspiration and I want to raise awareness and promote Paralympic sport in any way I can.” To help Corey visit www.thecoreycummings fund.org.