Two Perth ballerinas accepted into programs with the Australian Ballet School

Well-positioned for the future: Young ballerinas Aimee Yong (10) and Kelly Devlin (14) with their coach Katharine Mantle.  Picture: Will Russell           d447599
Well-positioned for the future: Young ballerinas Aimee Yong (10) and Kelly Devlin (14) with their coach Katharine Mantle. Picture: Will Russell         d447599

TWO Perth girls studying at a performing arts academy in Cockburn Central have been accepted into programs with the Australian Ballet School.

Willetton’s Aimee Yong (10) was accepted into the interstate training program.

Aimee will be based in Perth but make regular trips to Melbourne to train with other young dancers from around Australia.

Port Kennedy’s Kelly Devlin (14) was accepted into the school’s invitee program.

She will travel to Melbourne throughout the year to train with the Australian Ballet School’s full-time students.

Both girls have been honing their skills at the Katharine Mantle Performing Arts Academy.

Principal Katharine Mantle said both girls were hardworking students who were passionate about their craft.

“It is one of the most rewarding parts of my job to see the students’ dreams and goals become a reality,” she said.

“Especially when you train them from a young age – to see the progression and development in the students is fantastic.”