Name: Julia Portsmouth

Age: 18

Where are you from? North Yorkshire

I am currently… studying Drama and English Literature at the University of Birmingham

I am a LEAP Ambassador because… This is an amazing opportunity to develop my practical backstage skills in the most incredible setting within a community of likeminded creative people.

What are you passionate about? Learning, singing, dancing and community

An interesting fact about me is… I recently qualified as an Advanced Open Water scuba diver (30m) and got to see some amazing marine life along the way, from tiny nudibranchs to big manta rays, sharks and beautiful corals.

My first encounter with Birmingham Royal Ballet was… Through the LEAP Ambassador programme!

What is your favourite movie? How To Train Your Dragon, for the sweetest plot development, funniest lines and the most amazing orchestral score.