THE Coffs Coast is home to one very excited 12-year-old.
Thanks to her passion and dedication, Bonville's Indigo Robb looks set to one day live every girl's dream as a professional ballet dancer following an extraordinary year.
Her year got away to flying start when she was selected into The Australian Ballet School's Interstate Training Program which is via audition only. She was one of about 100 children her age across Australia to be offered specialised coaching within the Melbourne-based school, on top of her existing classes in Coffs Harbour.
Things only got better when Indigo won the Junior Classical Ballet Championship and the Ann Chayko classical ballet award at the Coffs Harbour Eisteddfod in June, followed by the Junior Classical Ballet Championship at this year's Kempsey Eisteddfod in July.
It has been a very busy September school holiday break for Indigo, who attended an intensive training week with the Australian Ballet School in Melbourne and then headed back to the Port Macquarie Eisteddfod to compete in her solo competitions.
Her extensive talent was once again recognised when she received the Junior Classical Ballet Championship award, the Junior Classical Dancer Showing Most Promise and to top it off, the Junior Classical Ballet Scholarship award.
As if this was not enough for the year, Indigo this week received her RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) examination results for Intermediate Foundation Ballet with a score of 99 out of 100.
“It really has been a dream and I just hope that one day I will work in a professional ballet company such as The Australian Ballet” Indigo said.
The result was more then she ever dreamed of and a result that her delighted ballet teacher Francesca Boros was ecstatic about.
“It is a remarkable achievement for a dancer to receive such a high score in their exams and shows the effort that Indigo has put in. We are so thrilled for her,” Ms Boros said.
The training will not slow down for Indigo as she and the other students at the Harbour Performing Arts Centre prepare for the end of year Christmas concerts to be held at the C.ex Coffs on December 5 and 11.