Name: Elyssa Mahr
Favourite TV show:
Favourite dance style:
Contemporary or Ballet
Smooth or crunchy?
If this is to do with peanut butter, neither, unless I feel like a trip to hospital...
Where are you from? Where did you grow up?
I was born in Warragul and moved to Ocean Grove when I was 4 where I did most of my growing up. I've lived in Melbourne for the past 3 years, and just made the move back to Geelong.
How did you get into dancing and/or performing?
I started dance because of my Grandma. She was a ballerina in London, and became a ballet teacher when she moved to Australia. My love of dance is because of her.
What's your favourite/best performance you've been involved in? Any other highlights?
Probably my third year dance performance at uni, it was the final part of our dance degrees. It was something we had work towards for the most part of a year, I'm pretty proud of the performance we had created.
What's your experience with Attitude been like in the past?
I started dancing at Attitude in 2011, I was in 3 performances as part of the school, and performed in Headcase and the previous season of SIGNIFICANCE as part of the Company.
Where have you studied?
I've studied dance at Geelong Ballet Centre since I was 4, I've also studied at Attitude Dance School. I went to Kardinia International College, where I did VCE Dance, and now I'm at Deakin University in Burwood completing my double degree in Arts and Teaching, with dance as my major.
What do you do for work?
I balance my uni and dance life with 3 jobs. My main job is at Seed Heritage, a job that fuels my love for shopping, I also work as a Maths Tutor and I'm currently choreographing Lutheran College's musical Wizard of Oz.
What are your interests outside of dance?
I have an interest in maths, hence tutoring and teaching it, I'm not a maths genius, but I enjoy the way it works. I also have an addiction to video games, if I'm not working, dancing or studying, I can be found on my computer or a console, playing whatever game I'm currently addicted to.
What inspires you?
My family and friends, they've all inspired me to be the person I am today.
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