Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Bay Dancer to Become Disney Princess in Paris

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Bay Dancer to Become Disney Princess in Paris

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Byline: Jodie Callcott

HERVEY Bay's Lili Wellings is living every young dancer's dream - to perform as a princess at Disneyland.

The 19-year-old will leave for Paris in May to start her dancing career as Princess Anna from the movie Frozen.

Miss Wellings said she was shocked to hear her audition was successful because hundreds of dancers vied for the position.

"I was so happy but very shocked as it didn't quite seem real," she said.

"An open audition was held where several hundred people from all over attended.

"The audition took all day, and then I returned back the next day for an interview with the casting director.

"It still feels very surreal to have this opportunity and I don't think it will actually sink in until I am there."

Starting at Sparks Dance Centre at three years old, Miss Wellings said she was taught the foundations to have a full-time dancing career.

"They prepared me with everything I needed so I could go into that position ready," she said. …

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