MINDARIE student Emily Klonowski will be the student ambassador for the Black Swan State Theatre Company in 2017.
The Year 11 Peter Moyes Anglican Community School student will be one of four high school ambassadors, joining five tertiary ambassadors in the program’s fourth year.
She will represent the theatre compnay within the community, introduce fellow students to it and encourage people to |attend local events and productions.
Emily has been involved with drama since she was four years old and felt honoured to be named an ambassador.
“I live and breathe drama,” she said.
“It is my favourite subject at school and I rehearse and perform as often as possible in my free time.
“Being an ambassador will be an |incredible learning experience for me and a great opportunity to connect with others in the performing arts industry.
“I love to see people smiling during |performances.
“Judy Garland is one of the actors that inspired me and playing Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz is one of my dream roles.”
Her school staged High School Musical Jr this year, as well as Fame Jr in 2015 and Stuart Little in 2013.
Head of dance and drama Peta Flanigan nominated Emily for the position and was delighted when she was selected last month.
“Emily is a passionate drama student who is dedicated to perfecting her skills,” she said.
“She strives to make the audience feel a part of the drama and experience the thrill behind the performance.”
Emily is also a member of the Snapshot Youth Theatre Company that operates from the school for eight to 24-year-olds.