No fear for Freya's final dance
SHE may be singing and dancing that Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend, but Freya Ramsey says her dance family has been a massive influence in her life.
The 18-year-old student of Clarence River Dance Academy will dance the solo reserved for leaving students at the studio's final concert this weekend, and said she's excited for her last show, though she will miss everyone there.
"I've been dancing since I was seven, and with Miss Lewis and Miss Nicole since I was 11, and they've been such a massive influence in my life," she said.
"I'm excited because I have a lot ahead of me, and it's the last time I'll dance next to my sister."
Freya paid tribute to her teachers, Adele Lewis and Nicole Shipman, and to her family for their support.
"To have the whole family there will be so good, especially my mum who has been there for all us from everything to sewing to being on stage in this show," she said.
"It's been so much fun because we're such a singing/dancing/creative family."
Freya accelerated her dance studies a year ahead for the HSC freeing up her final year of school, but said that her dancing studies had been a great outlet and distraction from her studies.
With her eye on a career in dance, Freya is unsure of where her dancing will take her.
"I haven't really decided. I'm considering doing auditions for cruise ships, and I'd love to audition for the Moulin Rouge - which would be the most fun thing," she said.
"And I have a week scholarship to the National College of Dance - so I may audition there as well, or even uni. Whatever it is, dance will be the major part of my life."
And when asked if she's nervous, she says she is more in fear of the finale than her solo performance.
"I have to speak at the end and I'm pretty sure I'm going to cry," she said.
"It's pretty exciting because I've been with them for so long and done so much together it's been a really amazing experience."