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Graceful dancer turns up the tempo

Graceful dancer turns up the tempo

Grace Woollett is a year-three dance student at Unitec, doing a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts and majoring in contemporary dance.

"I became interested in contemporary dance at around the age of 10," says Grace.

She is also in her third year teaching contemporary dance at Marian McDermott School of Dance Tutors, where she shares her passion and innovative ideas for dance with her students.

She began her teacher training with Collete Arnold in 2009, and enrolled in full time study at Unitec in 2010.

In October this year, Grace represented Unitec at Tertiary Colours during the Tempo Festival of New Zealand Dance, which is a competition between the top dance schools in the country.

Grace has learned an array of dancing skills on top of contemporary, including jazz, ballet and hip hop. From 2008 to 2009, she became a member of One Step Beyond Dance Company and has since been invited to choreograph works for them, as she has a keen interest in choreography as well.

In fact, One Step Beyond performed one of Grace's works at the Tempo Dance Festival in 2010, called Anonymous and was a great success.

This November, Unitec unfolds the next wave of graduate talent. You're invited to come and get a new perspective as we celebrate the creative minds of the future. Gradfest 2012 brings together the very best work by our Creative Industries and Business graduates. Be inspired by fresh talent, see new ideas in action and watch where the industry is heading.

Gradfest will celebrate more up-and-coming dance performers like Grace. It will also showcase a variety of dance students who have made a difference through Unitec, and are great representatives of the Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts programme.

Join us at the opening night for the Unitec Dance Showcase on Thursday, 22 November at 7pm at the Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls.

For Tickets: Book now at iTICKET.co.nz or call (09) 361 1000. Booking fees apply. http://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2012/nov/mmxii-the-future
Cost: Adults $15, Concession $10, Students/Unitec grads $5 * 25% discount for pre-bookings of 4 or more.

For more information and the full programme of events for Gradfest 2012 go to http://www.unitec.ac.nz/current-students/gradfest-2012.cfm


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