|"Princess" Sariah joined the Academy in January 2010, with her Mum, at the tender age of 14. Mum gave up but thankfully Sariah continued on. What a blessing for the Academy! Sariah has blossomed through the years, to become a beautiful young woman and an exceptional Dancer, and I am so proud to bear witness to her amazing progress through life. She achieved Lead Dancer status several years ago and has most recently performed at the Yackandandah Folk Festival alongside luscious Laveika, without Mumma KaZ for the first time.|
The one who never says never, Nepheris walked in our door just after the Academy opened, being led by his lovely guide dog Clive. His arrival was certainly a surprise for me at the time, and he continues to surprise and delight everyone with his 'can do' attitude and his attention to detail. Nepheris is a loyal and considerate Dancer whose reliability and trustworthiness are unquestionable. His Solo performances always delight our audiences. Nepheris recently received a trophy Award for Lead Dancer of the Academy.
Luscious Laveika joined the Academy in Term 3 of 2012 and from that moment it was clear that she was destined to advance to Performance Level. Laveika's dedication and love of the Dance have been an inspiration to many Students over the years, and she is a huge asset to the Academy. Laveika was awarded Lead Dancer status a few years ago and performed with Sariah at the Yackandandah Folk Festival as a delightful and competent duo.