AT JUST nine years of age, pocket rocket Evie McGarry is the youngest competitor to be chosen to represent Australia in the “Olympics” of international carrying out arts.
Training more than 15 hours a week, the Year 4 student from Central Coast Adventist School certified after wowing judges with her performances at the national titles in January.
Tapes of her dance regimens were then sent to the United States.
There national directors assessed her performance against those of tens of countless hopefuls from around the world.
In its 21st year, the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) is billed as the only “talent Olympics” for aiming entertainers with dancers, singers, comedy acts, bands and musicians from more than 50 countries vying for the desired gold, silver and bronze medals.
Just like the Olympics, the rivals take a trip to Los Angeles as a contingent representing their nation.
Judged by Hollywood representatives, producers, directors and talent scouts, rivals are likewise in the running for $US30,000 in scholarships to the famed Centuries Dance Complex, $US200,000 in scholarships to the renowned New york city Conservatory of Dramatic Arts School For Movie and Tv and $US150,000 in scholarships to the respected New York Film Academy.
” I’m just delighted to be going,” an ecstatic Evie said.
” I wish to be an expert dance teacher, I’m probably not going to have kids, I’m going to be in LA and open up, like, a dance competition.”.
Evie will compete in contemporary, musical theatre, jazz, hip-hop and lyrical classifications.