Elise Jacques

Bonbeach, Victoria

Ballerina

As a child, when people asked Elise what she wanted to be when she grew up the answer came easily: a ballerina. Now 18, she’s close to realising her life-long ambition. After nine years at the Australian Ballet School, Elise was ready to spread her wings. Elise used her AMP Tomorrow Fund grant to travel to Europe and meet company directors. Elise was offered several apprenticeships but opted to take a contract with a premium German-based cruise liner company. This opportunity enables Elise to dance as part of a small ballet troupe every night, and gain more performance experience. “I want to show the world what it means to be from Australia and bring back my knowledge to share with others.”

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