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.
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.