Ballet takes Leah to the UK
- By: Leah Allen
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/leah-allen
Hi, my name is Leah Allen, I am 16 years old and a ballet dancer from Durban, South Africa.
I have been dancing since the age of 3, and about 4 years ago I realised that my ultimate dream was to become a professional ballet dancer. I have dedicated these past few years to my training, and as some of you might know, in January this year I submitted an audition DVD to Elmhurst (one of the leading international ballet schools) in Birmingham UK.
After they viewed this, I was one of 60 dancers invited to attend the final audition for the school’s 3-year dance programme. I have just been notified that I was one of 15 successful applicants and have been offered a bursary towards my schooling!
This is literally a dream come true for me. However with our weak currency against the strong pound, I am needing to fundraise to supplement the bursary and for all the extras including: Flights from Durban to Birmingham, textbooks, monthly expenses, ballet shoes, competitions etc.
I have been so fortunate to have wonderful teachers in SA who have trained and encouraged me to reach my full potential and to them, I will be eternally grateful. To my family and friends for always supporting me - I could not be where I am today without you all. It is not my plan to continually fundraise so I have decided to hit this once and for all! Any contribution big or small will be greatly appreciated.
Quote " No one is born a dancer. You have to want it more than anything” – Mikhail Baryshnikov
- May 16, 2019 - R 1 015.00
- "So proud of you Leah! Can't wait to follow your success. Love from the Seeles" - Liza and Ben
- May 08, 2019 - R 2 056.40
- "Congratulations on your achievement Leah - Wishing you a future where ALL your dreams WILL come true. Love Always - Pierrot, Caroline, Leo & Cara" - Bega
- Apr 29, 2019 - USD $ 50.00
- "My sister Catherine Hamilton told me about you..all the very best in your career..I hope to see you one day on the big screen..all the best from Bonnie Scotland " - Phyllis Duncan Catherine's sister
- Apr 27, 2019 - R 507.50
- "Looking forward to watching you grow!" - The Ballet Lady
- Apr 26, 2019 - R 2 010.00
- "All our love, The Lloyds xx" - Nicola Lloyd
- Apr 26, 2019 - R 310.00
- "Blood, sweat & tears makes a dancer through her years - go make your dream come true beautiful Leah. All our love, The Slaneys xx" - Megan Slaney
- Apr 26, 2019 - R 510.00
- "Wishing you all the best Leah and so looking forward to following your dream of dance. All my love Kerry xx" - Kerry Barends
- Apr 26, 2019 - USD $ 437.68
- "Go fulfill your dream!" - Metziep
- Apr 25, 2019 - R 359.87
- "What an exciting adventure...living your DREAM! Good luck and happy dancing days ahead x" - The Andreous
- Apr 24, 2019 - R 1 028.20
- "So proud of you Leah!!..love the Falki clan" - The Falki's
- Apr 23, 2019 - USD $ 37.15
- "Look to forward to following your journey. The Lilfords" - Anon
- Apr 19, 2019 - R 1 542.30
- "May you continue to realise your Dream" - Mandy Daviea
- Apr 19, 2019 - USD $ 35.56
- "Congratulations Leah and Good luck!" - Bron
- Apr 18, 2019 - R 514.10
- "You’re well on your way to achieve your dream... so deserving! " - The Altshuler Family
- Apr 18, 2019 - R 1 028.20
- "Can’t wait to follow your career Leah!" - Sim