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Dixie Egerickx

Young Mensans take centre stage

Two talented young Mensa members have been making waves in the performing arts world. Ten-year-olds Sebastian Carrington, from the West Midlands, and Dixie Egerickx, from London, have been making a name for themselves in the highly-competitive arenas of music and acting. Sebastian has not only achieved distinctions in his Grade 8 singing and piano exams – an unusual achievement even for students 10 years older – but he also got to perform for royalty at Buckingham Palace. And actress Dixie, who...

West End role is no tragedy for Dixie

Not many nine-year-olds have been “spotted” by Spielberg and played the pivotal role in a 2,000 year old Greek tragedy – but young Mensan Dixie Egerickx is taking it all in her stride. She is nearing the end of a run in one of the most unexpected theatrical hits of the year, the Almeida’s production of Aeschylus’ The Oresteia, which is now enjoying a triumphant West End transfer at the Trafalgar Studios. Dixie plays Iphigenia, the child slain by her father as an offering to the gods so that...

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