An 18-year-old woman from Gorleston has achieved one of her life's dreams as she joins Russell's International Circus.

The travelling extravaganza, headquartered in Downham Market, has welcomed aerial silk performer Elisse White who will debut at their Great Yarmouth Racecourse Spectacular.

Miss White, who has been honing her skills in silks since 2016, said she was ecstatic about the opportunity to follow her dreams.

"I am really excited. It is a dream come true," she said. "All these years of practicing, and I'm finally going to be a part of Russell's International Circus."

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Great Yarmouth Mercury: Performers in the 2023 Russell's International Circus.Performers in the 2023 Russell's International Circus. (Image: Russell's International Circus)Circus director and ringmaster Rusty Russell added: "We see so much potential and passion in Elisse. We are certain she will shine, and it will be a joy for the audience to witness her incredible performance."

Russell's International Circus will be appearing at the racecourse in Great Yarmouth from May 29 until June 2, with daily performances.

This year's show promises to be a mesmerizing experience, showcasing an international cast of performers in an all-new production. Audiences can expect awe-inspiring acrobats, talented jugglers and a thrilling appearance from the mighty Kong in the Amazon jungle spectacular.

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