DESPITE Indiana Scott starting her ballet journey “quite late”, she has flown to London after being accepted into the summer program at the Royal Ballet School.
The 15-year-old from Tapping said she was “very excited and privileged” to be selected for the prestigious two-week program.
“I hope to learn and grow so much and get an idea of what the ballet training has to offer in Europe,” she said.
“It would be a dream come true to end up studying there.”
Scott said she started ballet at the age of 10, practising for one hour a week.
“In 2016, when I was 13 and a half, I began proper ballet training for 15 hours a weeks,” she said.
“Last year I moved to Samantha Jane School of Ballet in Joondalup to do after school and Saturday training and by July, I started full time ballet school.
“The incredible teachers at the school helped me to accelerate and catch up on the training I had missed.”
She said leaving Kingsway Christian College to train full time was a hard decision.
“I loved my school and I enjoyed friends and leadership responsibilities but my passion for ballet took over and there has been no looking back,” she said.
“I still complete all my schooling through SIDE (School of Isolated and Distant Education) where I attend Wednesday mornings but I have to do most of my school work at night or on the weekends.”
Scott said though she had put “all my eggs in the ballet basket”, she “just loves it so much”.
“I love the sense of accomplishment from working hard and achieving the goals set,” she said.
“I train all day, practise when I get home and when I’m too tired I watch the best ballet dancers online.
“My hopes and plans are to end up dancing in a company as a classical ballerina – possibly in Europe.
“I can see it happening.
“Then I would come back and dance in Australia – that’s the goal.”
Scott received $500 from the City of Wanneroo to put to her travel costs.