Rhiannon's Journey towards aBallet Dream



"Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it'

This page is now super important to Rhiannon, on the 24th June 2014 her father was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, it is not a vote of sympathy but a plea to help a young dreamer fulfill her wildest dream of technique and bloody hard work, her Dad has been deemed unfit to work as he undergoes the harshest treatment to overcome this disease, we are confident in his hard work and determination also.
As a family asking for help is one of the hardest things to do but we still have the same hopes and dreams for our children as we did before this setback.

My name is Rhiannon Smith and I am 16 years old, when I was 3 I told my Mum and Dad I would become a Ballet dancer and since then I have been working everyday to achieve that dream.I am currently studying Fulltime Ballet at Prudence Bowen Atelier on the Gold Coast in Australia whilst studying Year 12 through Distance Education over 2 years and my goal is to be accepted into a Ballet Company in the USA  

To do this I would love any help you can provide as I am looking to further my studies this year at a Summer School in Prague and Dresden and would love to attend auditions in 2015 at American Ballet Schools.
America is my dream location to further my ballet.
In 2013 I was Runner Up at the Australian Institute of Classical Dance Houston Ballet Scholarship and was 1 of 4 Australian dancers to be chosen to model for Discount Dance Supply USA

I will admit I work hard and will make a commitment to you that I will continue to work hard until I realise my dream.
As you may be aware I suffered a severely fractured arm in November 2013 but I have fought back to be dancing at my full potential and am proud of my achievements to overcome this and it has made me stronger and even more determined at how much I want to realise my dream, my goal, my life.

I am so appreciative of any help you can provide to my family and the help to achieve my goals as the ongoing costs are high, please remember that this is helping a young athlete make headway in her sport and achieve the position that she works towards, as well as being a responsible member of the community, I am learning the fundamentals of hard work and dedication that will see me pursue my career.

In exchange for your financial or product support I will not only promise to work my hardest, to do my best and to succeed, but I can also offer you the following 

1. Report on where I will keep you informed of all my training and competitions with progress plans
2. Meet and Greet opportunities
3. Recognition to my Facebook, Instagram page and the GoFundMe page whereby if you are a business I will prominently display your business and business logo
4. As much visibility as possible

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Photo credits to the amazing David Hofmann


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