A costume design student celebrated her graduation in style by doing the splits

That’s one way to make an entrance! Moment student, 28, struts across the stage at her graduation before dropping down into the SPLITS

  • Rosalba Mensah, 28, celebrated her graduation in style by doing the splits 
  • She studied Costume Design for Performance at the London College of Fashion
  • The video went viral on TikTok has since been seen by nearly 500,000 people

This student’s graduation entrance sent the audience wild as she danced across the stage – before dropping down into the splits.

Rosalba Mensah, 28, from London, graduated with a 2:1 in MA Costume Design for Performance at the London College of Fashion and wanted to ‘celebrate in style’.

The video, taken at the Royal Festival Hall by the University of the Arts London and posted on TikTok, has since been seen by nearly 500,000 people online. 

Rosalba said: ‘When I graduated from my BA, I danced for about a second, but I thought I could have done something more.’

Rosalba Mensah, 28, from London, celebrated her graduation in style by doing the splits during the ceremony

Rosalba Mensah, 28, from London, celebrated her graduation in style by doing the splits during the ceremony 

‘So this time for my Master’s, I just went for it and did the splits!’

Rosalba didn’t practise the move beforehand and was ‘relieved’ to have pulled it off.

She added: ‘Afterwards I realised I could have broken my dress! Fortunately that didn’t happen!’

Although Rosalba thought she might hear a few cheers from her family in the audience, she didn’t expect such a huge reaction from the crowd – or the internet.

She graduated with a 2:1 in MA Costume Design for Performance at the London College of Fashion and wanted to 'celebrate in style'

She graduated with a 2:1 in MA Costume Design for Performance at the London College of Fashion and wanted to ‘celebrate in style’

The video, taken at the Royal Festival Hall by the University of the Arts London and posted on TikTok, has since been seen by nearly 500,000 people online

The video, taken at the Royal Festival Hall by the University of the Arts London and posted on TikTok, has since been seen by nearly 500,000 people online

She said: ‘The main thing in that moment going through my mind was trying to locate my Mum in the audience and see if she was getting it on camera!

‘I woke up the next day to messages from my friends saying I’d gone viral on TikTok and I couldn’t believe it.’

Now that she’s graduated, Rosalba hopes to continue pursuing a career in fashion as a film costume designer.

Rosalba added: ‘I’m actually the first one to get two degrees in my family.

‘It’s a great feeling and I can’t wait to start working – maybe even have my own exhibition one day where people can see my costumes.’

Although Rosalba thought she might hear a few cheers from her family in the audience, she didn't expect such a huge reaction from the crowd - or the internet

Although Rosalba thought she might hear a few cheers from her family in the audience, she didn’t expect such a huge reaction from the crowd – or the internet

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