Graduate dancer hits television screens
Published Tuesday 1st March 2011
Dancing queen Bathoni Puplampu has made her TV debut – returning to Northampton and to her former university to dance across our screens and perform a stunning mid air split-style jump.
The 22-year-old, who only last year graduated with a BA (Hons) in Dance and Sports Science, now plays a leading role in The University of Northampton's most recent commercial - currently broadcasting across the Central East, Central South and Anglia West regions.
The advertisement focuses on the 'moment of transformation' and is based around the impacts the University has regionally, nationally and internationally.
"Auditioning for this television role and then winning it was a real highlight and a wonderful experience - at times nerve wracking but also great fun.
"Graduating from The University of Northampton and then being asked to perform in the University's campaign was a real privilege. Studying in Northampton was fantastic. Not only did I have fantastic tutors and access to whatever we needed, I also joined the undergraduate Playground Dance Company, which meant I was able to tour around the country, run workshops for schoolchildren and gain valuable experience performing and teaching.
"Another highlight during my student years was the University's choreography lab module, which encouraged us to explore dance, try out new ideas and have the courage to experiment and be different.
"All this stood me in such good stead and I now have so many ambitions I don't know if I'll have the time to even try achieving them all! I am learning ballet, which is intensive, and I also want to take dance to Ghana, which is where my parents are from.
"Forging a career in dance is incredible. At the beginning I think my parents were not sure about my decision to make dance my job, but they are nothing but proud now - especially since seeing me on the screen!"