A Gisborne teenager will see her work performed at Albert Park’s Gasworks Theatre this month after winning a dance choreography competition.
Seventeen-year-old Estelle Brown placed first in the under-18 category of Dance Architect’s 2016 competition with a contemporary dance work she choreographed and taught to five dancers.
Her work, Promontory, will be presented as part of the Dance Architect Award Winners Season, on the evenings of December 14, 15 and 16.
Seven of her fellow students from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAPA) will fly over to perform the work.
Brown said she had elected not to dance herself, as she wanted to see the dance evolve from the audience’s perspective.
The Gisborne local is living in Perth while she works for a bachelor of arts (dance) at WAPA.
The young dancer has many dreams for the future, saying her studies are “the first stepping stone” to becoming “a fully developed artist”.
She hopes to be a professional dancer and choreographer.
Brown grew up with a keen interest in dance, inspired by her dancer mother and her brother, who is a professional dancer and choreographer.