12, Hervey Bay
On the 21st of December 2015, I stepped on stage with Queensland Ballet in their production of The Nutcracker. This was and is the most incredible thing that ever happened to me. It lit a fire in my soul so bright that I am now working hard to pursue a career in ballet. When class is tough, or I am exhausted, I draw upon this experience to give me inspiration and will always remember Li Cunxin speaking to me and saying, “Live your dreams, Bonnie.” I will be forever thankful to Queensland Ballet for this experience.