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Cecilia AllenSound Telegraph
Port Kennedy dancer Emily Richardson has exceeded her own expectations winning a host awards this year across a number of dance competitions.
Camera IconPort Kennedy dancer Emily Richardson has exceeded her own expectations winning a host awards this year across a number of dance competitions. Credit: Cecilia Allen.

A love of dancing and dedication has earned a Port Kennedy dancer a host of accolades across a number of dance festivals this year and in previous years.

Sixteen-year-old Emily Richardson, who attends Dynamite Dance in Rockingham, has been dancing for almost 10 years and has tried her hand at hip hop, jazz, lyrical ,tap, contemporary, ballet, musical theatre and acrobatics.

“This year has been my year, I’ve exceeded in all areas of dance and have competed in multiple competitions,” she said.

This year alone, Emily was awarded the Senior Championship Dancer prize at the On Stage Performing Arts Competition.

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She was also placed first and second in ten routines at the Perth Dance Challenge and placed in the top three in all 27 routines over the seven-day Star Search Dance Competition earlier this year.

Port Kennedy dancer Emily Richardson has exceeded her own expectations by winning a host of awards across a number of dance competitions.
Camera IconPort Kennedy dancer Emily Richardson has exceeded her own expectations by winning a host of awards across a number of dance competitions. Credit: Cecilia Allen.

At the 11-day Kwinana Dance Festival earlier this month, Emily scooped the pool with 14 first place medals, four second place medals, one third place, the under 17 Encouragement Award and the Under 17 Aggregate Award.

She also received the highest score of the entire festival for her contemporary solo, highest contemporary duo mark alongside Teah Cantatore, highest acrobatic duo mark alongside Gavin Mills and the highest modern solo mark.

Emily says she would like to pursue a career in dance and is presently involved in helping teach junior acrobatic classes at Dynamite Dance.

“I would really like a career in the circus or at Disneyland,” she said.

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