Britain's Got Talent hopes for Doncaster girl, nine, who is lined up for circus spot
Young Chloe Isabella Dixon knows no fear, reckons her mum.
While most girls of her age might enjoy hobbies that keep their feet firmly on the ground, you’re just as likely to find Chloe hanging onto a hoop suspended high in the air.
The nine-year-old pupil at Kirkby Avenue Primary School has spent the last two years learning to perform an aerial hoop act – and she has already been offered the chance to show her skill off with a circus.
Her interest started when she went to the circus two years ago, and was captivated by the high hoop act. She later had her picture taken with the performers after the show. When she mentioned she would like to do it herself, she was offered a go.
She was so keen that mum and dad Emma and Brett Dixon paid for her to go to classes in Rossington. Now she has her own hoop in the garden and spends hours practicing.
Emma befriended Planet Circus boss Tanya Mack on Facebook, and when she mentioned her daughter’s hobby, Tanya offered her a four-minute spot on the show when it next comes to Doncaster, in March.
Emma said: “Never in a million years did I expect she would be so good at it. She goes eight or nine feet up in her hoop, and has developed a routine on there.
“If she could run away with the circus, I think it is 100 per cent that she would. I think it is a mixture of liking the sparkly outfits, as well as liking the danger of hanging upside-down in the air, doing things a lot of people would hate. I think she knows no fear.”
Emma, Brett, and her brothers and sisters Harvey, Jacob, Samuel and Millie are looking forward to watching her at the circus.
Chloe, from Scawby, is also a keen swimmer and is a member of both the Doncaster Darts and Adwick swimming clubs.