CYF Grant Winner, Jacinta!
A big congrats to Jacinta, 20, who won a CREATE Your Future grant and is currently pursuing her love for dancing!
We interviewed Jacinta to find out how dancing and how the CREATE Your Future grant has helped her.
How long have you being dancing for? I have being dancing since I was six years old, so 14 years. I am currently in my 3rd year at a full time dance college.
What type of dancing do you do? I have studied all kinds of different dance styles, which include Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Character, Burlesque, Hip Hop, Traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dancing, contemporary and Tumbling.
How did the CREATE Your Future grant help you? By receiving the grant I have been able to buy all of the correct dance clothing I need to continue my full time dance training. Since I want to be a dancer this is something that I need for my normal day to day life.
How has your life changed, now that you’ve focused your passion on dancing? Dancing has always being a big focus on my life. I believe that no one should ever settle for something they don’t love or feel half-hearted about. Dancing is what I love and being able to do it every day makes me so happy and is the best feeling in the world.
What advice can you give to others wishing to apply for a CREATE Your Future grant? I think that the best advice I could give is to apply for something that would help you achieve your future endeavours and help you to become the person that you aspire to be.