Meet The Teacher: Miss Bella
1. Give us 5 words that describe you best!
Energetic, Fun, Goal striver, Dedicated, Persistent
2. How did you start dancing?
I was 2 when I was watching so you think you can dance on tv and turned to my mum and said “ I want to do that “ the next year I started dancing dancing and I haven’t stopped since
3. What is your favourite thing about dancing?
I can show my own feelings and emotions through different movements and I love for people to see their own story through my dancing, I dance to my own story whilst I want someone else to think of their own story whilst watching me dance
4. What's your favourite style of dance and why?
I definitely enjoy hip hop and contemporary because I have made my own style out of both genres, I also love them because I feel I can fully express my emotions through both genres.
5. What's your favourite treat food?
I can eat cookies and cream ice cream anytime anywhere, it’s the best flavour!
6. What’s the craziest/most bizarre thing that’s ever happened to you/you’ve ever done?
Going over to Manila Philippines to do a hip hop competition and represent for Australia, I never thought at 15 I could ever accomplish something so big and so incredible at such a young age
7. Do you have a sneaky-talent?
I’m double jointed in my fingers which means my fingers can basically walk
8. What are your goals as a dance teacher?
I love to see kids doing what they love to do, but I also love to see them grow to their full potential, and I want to be there to help them learn and improve, I love being able to see kids show what they have learnt and watching them from the beginning to the end of the year just to see how far they have come is a reward in itself.
9. Who is your dance inspiration?
My dance inspiration is Paris Goebel, as she was a women who was told she couldn’t do it and I’ve felt and been told I couldn’t do it, but Paris pushed and pursued her dreams and proved everyone who told her she couldn’t do it wrong, and I want to have her strength in order to do what I love and prove those people that I can do it like Paris Goebel
10. What’s your favourite quote or words of affirmation?
I always tell myself and others to BREATH, the reason I say that is because I feel giving yourself a second to breath helps you to reground yourself and just to realise that you don’t need to get something straight away but to breath through movements in order to gain control of it
11. If you could give your students one bit of advice, what would it be?
Anything you want to accomplish will take time, you need patience with others and especially yourself, because in the end it will all be worth it, yes it may take a seriously long time, but use it to improve everything so that when you make it to the end, you will be so comfortable and happy with where you are, no one can tell you that you are wrong or that you can’t do it, because you will have your own way of moving, and maybe people don’t understand your way of moving but if you understand it, that’s all that matters.