Bethany Wamelink up for the challenge of full-time dance

Going for it: Andrea Rowsell Academy of Dance student Bethany Wamelink will pursue dance full-time in 2017. Photo: Scott Calvin.

Going for it: Andrea Rowsell Academy of Dance student Bethany Wamelink will pursue dance full-time in 2017. Photo: Scott Calvin.

BETHANY Wamelink is reaching for a dream – the dream of becoming a full-time dancer. 

Bethany will attend Professional Ballet Coaching School in Avalon and is moving to Sydney this month in preparation. 

The 18-year-old former Taree Christian College and Andrea Rowsell Academy of Dance student didn’t realise she wanted to pursue dance full-time until a few months ago.

Dance school director Andrea Rowsell said, “previously Bethany wanted to be a children’s book author – but when she told us she wanted to pursue dance, we helped guide her in the right direction”. 

Andrea said, “Bethany is a very hard, intelligent worker”.

“She takes on any corrections and quickly masters them.” 

Bethany said the decision to pursue dance full-time came as she realised she wanted to immerse herself in what she enjoys. 

“I enjoy learning new things and working hard to get the best results I can,” Bethany said. 

Determined: Dance school director Andrea Rowsell said Bethany Wamelink, "is a very hard, intelligent worker”. Photo: Scott Calvin.

Determined: Dance school director Andrea Rowsell said Bethany Wamelink, "is a very hard, intelligent worker”. Photo: Scott Calvin.

Bethany is looking forward to the challenge of full-time dance.  

Bethany will dance from 9.30am to 3pm daily – she will also take part in auditions and competitions outside of the full-time commitment. 

She aspires to become a professional dancer with the Queensland Ballet and to travel overseas with dance.

Her dream role would be to play a cygnet in Swan Lake.