Congratulations to Niña Brown (Graduand of 2017) for being accepted into the prestigious Bachelor of Arts (Dance) at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts for commencement in 2018.
Niña undertook a gruelling audition process, which consisted of practical dance classes in the genres of contemporary dance and ballet, as well as the performance of an original solo and an interview with a panel of judges. Between 300-400 dancers from all over the country, and even internationally, apply and audition each year for this course. Niña is one of 20 successful applicants which were accepted into the course for 2018, out of the staggering number of those who auditioned.
She will now embark on a 3-year intensive performance based course with 35-40 contact hours a week of specialised dance classes including: contemporary dance, ballet, performance, allied techniques, choreography, dance theory and dance history. On top of these contact hours she will also attend performances, have rehearsals, and participate in workshops on a weekly basis.
Niña’s achievement in being accepted into the Bachelor of Arts (Dance) is even more outstanding due to the fact that she only started formal dance classes two and half years ago at Corpus Christi College, in the Semester 2 Year 10 curriculum dance course. Her passion for dance, combined with her determination, intelligence and background in competing nationally in Trampoline, has seen her improve her dance technique exponentially over the past couple of years. She has left Corpus Christi a unique dancer, and a burgeoning artist. We can’t wait to see what 3 years of full time dance training at WAAPA will see her achieve next, and wish her every success for her future.
Caroline Fuhr & Lauchlan Bain
Dance Educators and very proud ‘Dance Family Parents’