“Contemporary dance was my original passion, ever since I knew I wanted to be a dancer, it was my style of choice. However as I progressed through my training at MOD I found an intense love for commercial dance and hip hop.” Britt does not come from a solid classical background; but, this never stopped her from reaching her goals. She loved to dive into new, advanced tricks and throwing herself at the floor, so much so that she was labeled the token ‘fly roller’ of her year level at MOD.
The beginning of Britt’s professional career is nothing short of exceptional. She only graduated from MOD last year and already she has worked with top choreographers and artists including Baz Luhrmann, Redfoo and Jess Mauboy. Yet it has never been a walk in the park for Britt, as success comes with hard work.
“To keep me relaxed I like to allow plenty of time to get ready and get to the venue, listen to calming music that I like and remind myself that I am good enough, and that I deserve to give myself the best possible chance. I like to think that what’s meant to be will be, and I will not be too disheartened if I do not make it through an audition.”
To improve her craft further, Britt studies full time at Paul Malek’s Transit Dance Pro in Melbourne. A day in the life of the Transit Dance Professional Pathway course begins with intense conditioning (running, exercise bikes, TRX programs, and cardio) or Pilates, followed by ballet and contemporary classes in the morning. After lunch, the students either have development classes with renowned choreographers for their season performance or take part in other classes such as acting, improvisation or even theory classes, which instruct them in many ways on becoming professional dancers.
Britt gives advice about studying full time to Dance Writer readers, “You need to be prepared to work your absolute butt off. It is not easy. It will test you not only physically but also emotionally and spiritually as well.”
“You will be tired all of the time, and you will need to make many sacrifices. But if you are willing to go through all this to follow your dream of becoming a professional dancer and you commit to your goal, you will achieve so much and the benefits you’ll receive will be unlimited—Positive attitude!”
Britt follows her heart in dance, like most professional and passionate dancers, “I dance for my soul!”
Thank you Britt, we look forward to seeing you on stage in your next performance.
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