Emmasyn Hunt. Dancer.

“The toughest thing about being a dancer is the sacrifices. You give up precious family time, school time and free time for your own training. My Dad works away in the mines, so we don’t see him as much as any other family would anyway. My mum works full time and owns her own business to afford dance for my sister and I, to ensure we can live the best life we can and we don’t miss out on any opportunities. I appreciate that so much. My parents are amazing.

What I love most about dance, is I love telling a story and making the audience feel a certain way. There are moments dancing when you can become someone else. Its an escape from reality and you become in control of the audience. That’s the best thing about dance; being given the chance to inspire and influence others.”

“There are some roles in dancing that require a specific look. I’ve had problems when auditioning before, not being accepted based on what they are looking for. It sometimes comes down not to how great of a dancer you are, but to what your body type and height are. You work so hard and train your whole life, it’s hard to have setbacks based solely on how you look.

I’ve come to learn and accept that this is the industry I have chosen, and to succeed I can only be the best version of me I can. Knowing that I have put all my blood, sweat and tears into my training – it’s enough to satisfy me, knowing that I have done my best.

Advise I would give to my younger self…? Don’t give up. Learn from the experience and move forward. A dancers life can be cut very short so you don’t have time to dwell on the past. It’s an indcredible one time opportunity. Enjoy it.”

Thank you Emmasyn.

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