Representative Fund Recipient: Abby-Rose Terry Bailey

Working within workshops hosted by global dancers before taking the stage herself, Abby-Rose's passion and career aspirations were confirmed with the help of the Representative Fund.

On her first international trip, Abby-Rose participated in tap and intermediate jazz workshops hosted in the Big Apple (New York) working with some of the best Broadway stars and upcoming performers.  Seeing the sites, the lights and having the international experience built Abby-Rose’s confidence and confirmed her passion that dance is her life, sport and her career aspirations.

With new techniques and drive in hand, Abby-Rose continue onto Orlando Florida where she competed on the world stage hosted at Disney World against competitors from around the world.  Abby-Rose looks to audition for the Sydney Australia Dance School in April for a two-year diploma.

Being a representative fund recipient assisted Abby-Rose in the costs associated with the travel and competition.  Abby-Rose was honoured to represent both New Zealand and the Manawatū District.

Abby Rose striking a pose after presenting at Council.