Biggest performing achievements?
I’ve been very lucky to be a part of several different companies and shows over my last 15 years of dancing, including being in the cast of Toowoomba Choral Societies ‘Annie’, Brisbane City Youth Ballet, Innate Dance Company and Ballet Theatre of Queenslands ‘Sleeping Beauty’ where we performed in QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre. Dancing at QPAC is definitely one of my favourite performing achievements.
What classes did you take?
From starting at Bayside Dance in 2018, I’ve done Acro, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap and Ballet from Elementary to Advanced, where I sat my exam in my final year at BD. I have also been a part of the Dance Step Program, recently completing Level Four. I’ve also been a part of the Young Dancers Company, Performance Teams, and Talent Development Program where I did private lessons.
Favourite memories at Bayside Dance?
I have so many fond memories from my time at Bayside Dance from concerts, competitions and working on reception and as a relief teacher. My favourite memory however would be my very first lesson at Bayside; it was Jazz with Miss Kate and I was anxious to be starting at another new studio but it was the most refreshing experience being welcomed into a dance studio where people were kind, class was exciting, and dance was about having fun.
How have BD staff prepared you?
The Bayside Dance staff have prepared me in not only my dance skills, but my life skills, and I leave knowing how to take care my body, my wellbeing and how to thrive in a career in dance. They have also prepared me to go to my dream uni, WAAPA, which I am very grateful for!
Advice to other dancers?
It’s good to take on challenges and work hard, but the most important thing is to care for yourself; maintain your body and mind and everything you’ve been working for will be ten times more worth it!!!
One day I hope to perform in stages across Australia and the world (Broadway may be a stretch but it’s definitely a goal!), and eventually I hope to teach and be a part of the next generation of dancers’ journeys.