Love to enjoy last encore in Phantom

LAUNCESTON thespian, dancer and journalist Georgia Love will this month bid farewell to the city she has grown to love, when she performs as part of the corps de ballet in Encore Theatre Company's Phantom of the Opera.

Love moved to the state two years ago to work as a WIN television journalist and has since found herself heavily involved in Northern Tasmania's thriving theatre scene.

"When I moved here I was looking for a way to meet people and keep myself busy and then I met Ross Marsden who was involved in theatre and it went from there."

After already having a passion to perform, as she had danced since the age of four, been a dancer and choreographer at Club Med in the Whitsundays and a flying trapeze teacher at Club Med Malaysia, Love auditioned for Grease with Encore Theatre Company.

Now, a year later, Phantom will mark Love's fourth show, after Grease, Fawlty Towers 2 and Chicago and is also the first time in seven years she has put on pointe shoes.

"It was a bit like riding a bike. You know the technique, it's just a matter of training up my feet and ankles to have enough strength," Love said.Love will leave the state the day after Phantom of the Opera closes.

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