In May, Taylor Fennel (15) was awarded support to take up her place at the SA Performing Arts Centre in Newcastle.

She applied to the charity as a last ditch attempt to secure the funds she needed to take up the place she’d successfully auditioned for.  SA Performing Arts Centre had reduced their fees in recognition of the family’s financial situation. And while the family could find half of the cost, they were desperate for someone to step in and offer a lifeline to meet the outstanding amount.

Her dance teacher, Barbara Hunter of Hunter Theatre Arts explained; “In my years of running a dance school, I haven’t come across a talent like Taylor. I danced professionally so know from experience that being talented just isn’t good enough sometimes. I believe that Taylor has that extra something needed to succeed. But to take the next step she needs to study at a vocational school that can give her the specialist skills and industry contacts she needs.”

Taylor will study at SA Performing Arts Centre for three year starting September 2017.