Help me get to the Conservatoire

My name is Shalani Wood and I am 16 years old. I have been dancing since I was 3 years old and my dream is to become a professional ballerina in a world renowned company. I have won the Marilyn Jones award for the highest mark in classical exams in the country for 3 years in a row as I have obtained higher than Honours in the Borovansky syllabus of classical. From this I was told that I must be doing more with myself and thus this led me to auditioning for schools this year. I have been fortunate enough to be accepted into The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet in Melbourne and will be completing an Advanced Diploma in Classical Ballet. This brings me one step closer to my dreams, but the course and living expenses are very expensive. I must also pay for flights to and from Melbourne, thousands of pairs of pointe shoes, dance attire and other living expenses. The course and living expenses will be close to $30,000 per year and this is a 2 year course. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be accepted and training with the Australian Conservatoire as they have the most phenomenal classical and contemporary teachers in the world. They also train in the Vaganova style of classical ballet which is taught in about 10 schools in the whole of Australia. Any size donation will help me in getting one step closer to my dream. I cannot describe how amazing this opportunity will be, for all the sacrifice my parents have given up for me to dance this will truly be an honour to complete. 
"It takes a whole village to raise a child"


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