The largest audience Keahna Pekin has ever danced in front of is about 300 people.
But that will all change when she steps on to the stage at Hisense Arena in front of more than 10,000 people for the Victorian State Schools Spectacular in September.
The Hazel Glen College student has been chosen as one of 14 principal dancers in the three-hour show, which highlights the talents of more than 3000 government school students across Victoria.
Keahna, 15, will perform in dances alongside the 13 other principal dancers, as well as staring in a solo.
She said she had not been involved in anything like the schools spectacular before.
“This is a very new thing for me, but I am enjoying it because I get to work with different choreographers and learn different styles,” she said.
Keahna, who trains at Epping’s Starz Performing Arts, has been dancing since she was about three years old and hopes to pursue a career in dance.
“I enjoy coming into the dance studio and forgetting all your problems. You can just dance and let out your emotions and no one is there to judge you,” she said.
Victorian State Schools Spectacular is at Hisense Arena on September 16 at 1pm and 6.30pm.