Mackenzie aims for West End
By RENEE FORD
GRAFTON-raised performer Mackenzie Harvison has her sights set on London's West End theatre scene.
After receiving a full scholarship worth $25,000 to study 'Musical Theatre' at Sydney's McDonald College for year 12 in 2007, her dream is even closer to becoming a reality.
"I've always enjoyed dancing, singing and acting, so it's an area that allows me to do all three," an excited Mackenzie told The Daily Examiner yesterday.
Mackenzie began her love affair with performing arts from the tender age of three. Now at 17 years of age she has harnessed the necessary creativity, self-discipline, passion and desire to pursue a career in the field.
After recently completing year 11, her first year of studies at The McDonald School on a partial scholarship, Mackenzie has adjusted well to the buzzing Sydney lifestyle, making friends and 'fitting in well'.
"It was a bit daunting. It was really hard leaving everyone here (in Grafton), but I live with my older sister now, who has helped me out so much," she said.
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