Poppy steps up

Born to dance: Poppy Stubbs has left to study at Perth's Principal Academy of Dance and Theatre Art.
Born to dance: Poppy Stubbs has left to study at Perth's Principal Academy of Dance and Theatre Art.

POPPY Stubbs saw the live musical productions of Wicked and King Kong and she was hooked. She has wanted to be a dancer ever since.

The 18-year-old local was thrilled to find she was accepted at the Principal Academy of Dance and Theatre Art. She left for Perth on Monday to begin a diploma majoring in dance.

"It is pretty hard to get in," she said. "It's nice to take a step towards [a career]."

Ms Stubbs has been teaching dance to children aged between two to 14 and hopes to continue this, but not before she has hit the stage herself.

"I love musical theatre - so anything to do with that," she said of her ideal job.

She is also passionate about jazz and ballet.

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