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Nicole’s Starting Her Dream Career

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La Crème Dance Academy student Nicole Knott, 17, dreams of turning her love of dancing into a career

Nicole demonstrates her dancing skills (Photo: La Crème Dance Academy)

December 10, 2018

Nanango’s Nicole Knott has some big dreams – including travelling the world as a cruise ship dancer – and she’s working hard to turn them into reality.

The 2018 Nanango State High School graduate has just been accepted as a full-time student into one of Queensland’s leading dance studios.

Over the next two years she will studying a Certificate IV in Dance and then a Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) with Dynamite Studios on the Gold Coast.

Nicole has been training with La Crème Dance Academy in Nanango for almost six years, and credits director Ashleigh Mangan as her main mentor.

She completed her Certificate III with La Crème.

Her favourite forms of dance are contemporary and “acro” ie. acrobatics, but she dances all styles.

Nicole will be adding to her skills to include singing when she joins Dynamite Studios, which will expand her future career options to embrace musical theatre.

“I don’t have much experience with singing yet!” she admits.

But in the meantime, Nicole can honestly lay claim to being a “princess”.

Between December 14-23, she will be performing as a princess in the David Jones’ Christmas Parade in the Queen Street Mall in Brisbane.

Dancers from across Queensland applied to take part in the parade, and Nicole was one of just 40 selected after auditions.

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