Meet the Future Superstars from Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy

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Passion, dedication, and raw talent – these are the hallmarks of the future dance superstars emerging from Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy in Morningside. Among a sea of talented performers, a handful of young dancers are making names for themselves as the ones to watch.


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Gabriella Olivotto, 16, is a seasoned soloist and team member who has spent a decade honing her craft at the academy. Her achievements speak volumes, having secured the highest mark in jazz examinations and currently competing at the open age level.


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Not to be outdone, Jessica Pitchers, also 16, recently graced the stage at the prestigious Home of the Arts on the Gold Coast, performing the iconic “Romeo and Juliet” with Ballet International Gala. Despite joining ballet later in life, her unwavering commitment has propelled her to compete at the national level.

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At just 12 years old, Mia Pearce has already etched her name among the finalists of the Australian Classical Grand Prix. A successful soloist and team member at Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy, Pearce is also a member of Ballet Theatre Queensland, finding solace in the art form that allows her to escape the stresses of daily life.

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Embodying the spirit of a true performer, Jackie Radovanovic, 9, has already claimed multiple victories at local eisteddfods. Described as the “hardest worker in the room with a smile on her face,” this ballet prodigy from Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy is a force to be reckoned with.

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Last but not least, Maddison Thomas, 14, has earned a coveted spot in the Merge Youth Dance company, fueled by her love for contemporary dance. Hailing from Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy, Thomas seizes every opportunity to showcase her passion on stage.

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These rising stars of Morningside are proof that hard work, talent, and an unwavering love for dance can propel dreams into reality. Keep an eye out for these names – they are destined to captivate audiences and leave an indelible mark on the world of dance.

Published 30-May-2024