Ballet wish may become a reality for Hervey Bay's Chloe
EIGHT-year-old Chloe Ernst danced all the way from the front porch to the kitchen after learning she was a finalist in the Suncorp Wish Upon a Ballet Star competition.
The ballet, tap, contemporary, jazz student at the Sparks Dance Centre beat more than 600 others from all of Queensland to be one of 10 finalists in the statewide competition.
Chloe was picked after her mother, Kate Ernst captured her daughter striking a ballet pose in their backyard and sent the photo in via Facebook.
Whether she wins or nor, Mrs Ernst is proud of her self-motivated daughter.
"Chloe stated dancing at three and does 10 hours of practise a week and is determined to become a dancer," she said.
As for Chloe, her dream is to become a professional ballet dancer.
"I love dancing and I practise very hard on my skills," she said.
The boisterous youngster from Hervey Bay is not new to competitions having entered a few throughout the year, including a statewide model search competition.
The winner for the Suncorp Wish Upon a Ballet Star competition will be announced on December 10 where the winner gets a walk on role in The Nutcracker and a behind the scenes tour of Queensland Ballet's studios.
If you would like to help by voting, visit www.queenslandballet.com.au/suncorpstar.