TEACHES: TROUPE ROUTINE
Halimah Kyrgios from Canberra Australia, has been performing from the age of five, recently due to COVID closures was performing in the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Starlight Express in Germany.
Beginning her interest in musical theatre after performing in her first musical “Carousel”. Halimah received a scholarship to complete her senior schooling at McDonald Performing Arts College in Sydney, Australia.
Furthering her dance skills she trained at ED5 International in Sydney under William A Forsythe. To complete her training Halimah received a scholarship to attend Lasalle College of the Arts Singapore, completing a BA Honors Degree in Musical Theatre.
Career highlights include: Universal Studios Singapore and Japan, Forbidden Broadway by Free Rain Theatre Company Australia, La Cage Aux Folles and Aladdin by Wild Rice Theatre Singapore, Kismet by The Production Company Australia, Tapworks choreographed by Chris Horsey and Nathan Sheens, the Australian Dance Awards in the company Beats Per Minute and Porsche and Mercedes Car openings as the lead vocalist in China.
WHAT HAS DANCE TAUGHT YOU ABOUT LIFE?
Dance has taught me never to give up, accept who you are and what you have and use your unique qualities to their fullest. Use others in your field to inspire you and help you grow. Nothing is ever enough!
WHAT DO YOU CARRY IN YOUR DANCE BAG?
- sports tape
- physio ball
WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVATION AS A DANCE TEACHER?
- To educate, knowledge is power. If you can understand it all in your head you can connect it to your body. I love confidence and that’s what i teach.
WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING THING ABOUT DANCE?
Staying fit, staying relevant, knowing that there is always someone out there better than you, doing more than you. Having enough confidence in myself as a performer to know what i have to offer is enough.
DESCRIBE YOUR DANCE STYLE IN 3 WORDS.