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Skinner danced her way around the world and back home again

Bec Skinner is opening a dance and performing arts studio. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Bec Skinner is opening a dance and performing arts studio. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

ROCKHAMPTON'S Rebecca Skinner is helping local dancers reach new heights.

Rebecca, 23, has been dancing for 19 years and has spent the last six of them performing on cruise ships around the world.

But after kicking up her heels in more than 20 different countries, the professionally trained dancer wants to share her knowledge and passion for the industry in the place where it all began.

After dancing and competing in countless Rockhampton eisteddfods from the age of four, Rebecca moved to the Gold Coast when she was 18 where she landed her first professional job.

"I landed my first job in a film clip and knew right away I was in the right industry," she said.

"After that I was contracted to work on two cruise ships. I worked at sea for eight months on board the Princess Cruise's Island Princess and Holland America Line, where I was contracted to sea for five months by Stiletto Entertainment.

"It has been an unpredictable but incredible journey and growing up I never would have pictured that would be my job."

For Rebecca, her favourite thing about being a dancer on the cruise ships was waking up in a different place every day.

"My favourite part about dancing on cruise ships was performing in shows every evening and waking up in a new country every morning," she said.

"I loved that no two shows were the same and there was always something new to learn and a new way to push myself. Obviously the costumes were fabulous too.

"Although they say if you love what you do you will never work a day in your life. Being a performer does take a lot of hard work, but it is such a fulfilling profession."

Rebecca returned to Rockhampton in June this year and will fulfil her lifelong dream of opening her own dance studio in the coming weeks.

"EPIC Studios stands for The Elite Performance Industries Creative Studios which is exactly what I plan to offer," she said.

"I have always known I would have a studio and have been planning it for about four years now to ensure I can provide the best tuition and opportunities possible. I would love to push for further development of the use of performing industries in Central Queensland."

EPIC Studios

Will open its doors on January 12.

It will offer classes in all styles of dance, musical theatre, acrobatics, aerial skills and fitness for dancers and beginners who just want to have fun.

Visit epicstudios6.wix.com/epicstudiosaus for more information.

Topics:  business dancer dance studio



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