An Auchinleck mum has said she is filled with pride after her daughter successfully auditioned for a well-known performance.

Libby Graham's nine-year-old daughter, Codi Wallace was one of 32 kids to be successful from over 140 who tried out for a part in the junior ensemble of Jack and the Beanstalk at Kilmarnock's Palace Theatre later this year. 

Having started dancing when she was just two, Libby says that Codi has always been a natural performer.

Now she aims to follow in the footsteps of older sisters, Eleace and Brooke, who have performed in the Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock in the past.

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Libby said: "I was so proud of her going forward for it and being selected.

"She's a natural performer and she just shines so much when she's up on stage.

"Codi has been dancing since she was about two and ever since then she's been getting involved in it in some way."

Codi's older sister Eleace, who is also her dance teacher at LE Dance Fusion, has been an inspiration to her, as has her other sister Brooke.

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Libby believes it's no wonder that Codi can perform the way she does, and says she'll be supporting her daughter whenever she can.

Libby said: "Seeing her big sisters perform and dance for all those years, it's no wonder that Codi is doing what she's doing.

"All she's ever known is seeing her sisters dance and she definitely caught the bug from a very young age.

"She's had great role models and she's always amazing in the dance school.

"She's so looking forward to the performances starting and I can't wait to see her perform.

"Her school, St Patrick's in Auchinleck, have been great with her as well and they're going to try and go so that they can see Codi performing, as will her dance school.

"It'll be great to see her in the 19 shows, I can't wait and I'll probably know how to play a part in it by the end of it."

The Jack and the Beanstalk shows begin in Kilmarnock on November 25 and run until December 29.

You can find out more about it on the East Ayrshire Leisure website.