Heading overseas to dance is (from left) Brianna Skehan, Ainsleigh Rule, Emma Celledoni, Holly Bradley, Evie Ford and Schaila Morris.
Heading overseas to dance is (from left) Brianna Skehan, Ainsleigh Rule, Emma Celledoni, Holly Bradley, Evie Ford and Schaila Morris. Contributed

Heading to Athens: Dancers have chance to perform

SIX dancers are getting the chance of a lifetime to perform overseas.  

The dancers, aged 12 to 17, are from Toowoomba's The National Conservatoire Ballet Company and are headed to Greece and Italy in July.   

Company director Sarah Brown said it was the first Australian youth ballet company to be going to the International Dance Council Congress in Athens.  

"The International Dance Council, based in Paris, is the umbrella for all dance forms world wide and its members are made up of professionals from all over the world in the field of dance," she said.   

The council is invitation only, and Ms Brown was the 13th Australian to be invited to join last year.   

She will also be the first Australian dancer and teacher to be teaching a class on the Borovansky Syllabus at the congress, involving people from more than 200 countries.  

The six dancers will participate in classes and lectures from some of the world's best, and perform a traditional ballet. They will also perform at a large dance festival in Italy.  

"The company's four senior students will be performing an original classical piece and a contemporary piece choreographed especially for them by nationally and internationally renowned dancer and director of Cullusion Dance Company, Gareth Belling."  


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