Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Prestigious School Awaits Young Dancer

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Prestigious School Awaits Young Dancer

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YOUNG Gladstone dancer Abbey Murray has been accepted into the esteemed Lee Academy near Sydney for next year.

The seventeen-year-old is keen to stretch her talents by studying a range of dance styles and majoring in commercial dance with a two-year full-time diploma.

"With commercial, you have to be very versatile, so lots of dance styles,"Abbey said.

"I've only known (dance) as a hobby at the school."

In her big five-day schedule at the academy, Abbey will continue to practise ballet, contemporary, jazz and some acrobatics, as well as theory lessons and body conditioning classes.

She dreams of one day becoming a back-up dancer for musicians and showing off her moves on the international stage.

"I looked at a few (places) but the academy had a good worldwide agency where you can get jobs after you finish your diploma, and that really stood out to me," she said.

Lee Academy has produced a constant stream of working professionals within the entertainment industry, in shows such as the famous Moulin Rouge in Paris and Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. …

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