Laura Jenkins closer to spotlight
AT just 16, Laura Jenkins is set to join the ranks of Deborah Mailman and Gynton Grantley after being accepted into the Queensland University of Technology’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting.
The ex-Shalom College student beat out more than 500 hopeful students to secure a spot in what is considered to be one of the most prestigious acting courses in the State.
“I was jumping up and down and screaming when I found out,” she said.
Laura, who has been taking acting classes since she was nine at Drama Queens, said she found acting to be a way to escape.
“I love it because if you are having a crap day you can come and become someone else for a while,” she said.
Drama Queens owner Rebecca Hutchins said it was indicative of Laura’s talent that she was accepted into the school.
“She’s a very dedicated student who has very high standards and wants to do challenging pieces,” Ms Hutchins said.
Laura will start the three-year course in February.