Bianca dances in NSW ensemble
BIANCA Wilson has had a big lift in her ambition of becoming a professional dancer.
The Southern Cross School K-12 Year 9 student has been selected for the NSW Public Schools State Dance Ensemble.
The ensemble will perform at the State Dance Festival in Sydney in September, and again at the Schools Spectacular in November, which will be televised.
The 15-year-old who has been dancing for 11 years will travel to Sydney in May, and again throughout the year, for rehearsals.
Understandably, Bianca is excited about the opportunity.
She is just one of 30 selected for the ensemble.
She dances at school under the tuition of teacher Belinda Toth, and privately with Diane Parker's Northern Rivers Dance Studio.
She sent her video audition for the ensemble in late March, dancing her favoured contemporary and jazz routines.
And she found out the week before last that she had been selected.
"It's a really good opportunity," she said.
Bianca is not new to success in dancing.
Two years ago she won an Australasian competition.
But selection in the ensemble still rates as her biggest achievement.
Ms Toth said it was "massive".
As for Bianca, she just loves to dance. She said she couldn't remember a time when she didn't dance.