A Braybrook student has combined two of her great loves to create an artistic performance rated as one of the state’s best.

Veronica Vujicic was selected as one of 30 students from across Victoria to perform in the Top Class Dance show of the VCE Season of Excellence last week.

Her solo performance is a piece about a growing tree that experiences bushfire.

Her goal in the piece is to make the audience feel emotional about the destruction caused by bushfires and imagine it in a human form.

“Part of the curriculum is to produce a solo based on a story or stimulus – and I decided to do mine on a growing tree and burning tree,” she said. “I’m really passionate about trees and nature, so it made sense to incorporate that into my performance.

“I find that when you’re passionate about something it tends to come naturally.”

The Caroline Chisholm Catholic College student was selected to take part in Top Class Dance after receiving an A+ exam mark last year.

She performed at the Melbourne Recital Centre last Thursday in front of friends, family and other schools.

“It’s a nice way to start year 12,” she said. “I’d love to keep dance going in the future, maybe as a hobby or if I could even teach a few classes.”