A former Bury College student has spoken of his "extraordinary experience" after starring as a dancer in blockbuster film Barbie.

Florivaldo Mossi left the college 13 years ago and his showbusiness career has gone from strength to strength since.

Florivaldo made his debut in Thriller Live in which he took up the leading role as Michael Jackson, and on television he has appeared in Children In Need and Waterloo Road.

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After graduating from The Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama (MADD), he also worked in the music industry where he performed alongside Amelia Lily, Blue, Tom Jones, Atomic Kitten and MO Music.

His talent also saw him find work in the fashion industry where he worked with leading brands like Dolce and Gabbana, Selfridges and New Look.

But now Florivaldo’s most recent role saw him appear in Barbie as a dancer, a film that is now officially one of the most successful in Box Office history.

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Florivaldo spoke about his experience both in Hollywood and during his training at Bury College saying: "Being a part of Barbie was an extraordinary experience!

“My first Hollywood film working with film legends and an amazing cast.

“It's 13 years since I left Bury College where I was taught by the best.

“Here I am now living out my dreams.

“I am so thankful for the Bury College performing arts department, this was the best point in my training that propelled me to where I am today."

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Andy Tomlinson, head of school of performance, added: "Florivaldo continues to be a shining example as a professional who has more than made the most of his talents.

“From meeting him as a young actor, as his examiner at school, and then through his time with us at Bury College and on through MADD, he has continued to develop and make the most of every opportunity.

“This is especially true as a dancer, culminating with his role as Michael Jackson in Thriller on the West End.

“On top of it all, he is an incredibly nice and humble young man, and we are always delighted to see him."

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