Ballet puts Rikki-Lee on her toes
WITH her lithe and lean frame, ballerina's poise and elegant tutu, Kingscliff's Rikii-Lee Ross looks every inch the professional ballerina.
When she dances she fools audiences into thinking she has spent much of her 14 years at the barre.
But despite several years dancing, the teen is only new to ballet and will face a challenging workload this year when she auditions again for a place with the Gold Coast Dancers Company next week.
"I only started ballet with the group last year and am a bit behind so I will have to work hard to take it all in this year," she said.
"But I am going on my points soon so I am looking forward to it."
Located in Burleigh, the Gold Coast Dancers Company gives members the chance to perform with special guest artists at leading events all around south-east Queensland.
During her first three weeks with them, Rikii-Lee learnt more about ballet than she had learnt during a term at another dance school.
"They are more competitive, which drives you a lot," she said.
"And I don't mind the travelling because when you want to be the best you have to go to the best."
The Gold Coast Dancers Company is holding auditions on February 12. For more information call 5598?4292.