Sayers Dance Centre in Kenmore Nurtures Young Stars Shining on World Stages

Sayers Dance Centre in Kenmore

A constellation of young talent is emerging from Sayers Dance Centre in Kenmore, lighting up stages from Disneyland to world championships.



Among these rising stars, five dancers from Kenmore’s Sayers Dance Centre are making their mark, showcasing the exceptional training and passion cultivated within the studio’s walls.

Aspiring Ballerina Finds Second Home at Sayers

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Grace Victoria Tai Cruwys, 16, a dedicated member of Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School’s dance troupe and aspiring ballerina, credits Sayers with helping her achieve distinctions in Royal Academy of Dance examinations and secure roles in Ballet Theatre Queensland productions for multiple years. 

For Grace, the dance studio is a sanctuary where she can express herself freely and pursue her artistic goals.

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Young Dancer Embraces Challenge and Joy of Ballet

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Mae Labagnara, 12, shares Grace’s enthusiasm for ballet, having performed in Cinderella last year and eagerly anticipating her role in Ballet Theatre Queensland’s upcoming Snow White. 

Mae’s dedication to her craft at Sayers has earned her distinctions in all Royal Academy of Dance ballet examinations. The joy of dancing, challenging herself, and bonding with friends are what fuel Mae’s passion.

Rising Star Masters Complex Moves with Passion and Pridehtml

Bryn Lindsay, 11, a recent addition to the Ballet Theatre Queensland junior apprentice program for their Snow White production, has honed his classical ballet skills at Sayers. For Bryn, the satisfaction of mastering complex moves and the feeling of accomplishment are what drives him to excel.

Versatile Dancer Finds Joy in Performing

Daphne Potrafky-Riffault, 14, is a versatile dancer who has competed in numerous eisteddfods with her school’s dance troupe, showcasing her talents in jazz, contemporary, and lyrical styles. 

Daphne’s training at Sayers has led her to achieve a distinction in her intermediate foundation examination and compete in the prestigious Jacqueline Morland Awards. The supportive and welcoming environment at Sayers, along with the joy of performing and sharing her passion, is what Daphne cherishes most about dance.

Ballet Prodigy’s Journey Leads to New York Opportunity

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Caitlin Volker, 16, has graced the Queensland Performing Arts Centre stage in iconic roles in Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and Graduation Ball. While her heart belongs to classical ballet, Caitlin continues to explore jazz and contemporary styles at Sayers. 

Her talent and dedication have earned her an offer from the renowned Joffrey Ballet School in New York. Caitlin values the opportunities dance provides for creative collaboration and personal growth.



These five young dancers from Sayers Dance Centre represent a bright future for the performing arts in southeast Queensland and beyond. Their achievements are a testament to the studio’s commitment to nurturing talent and fostering a lifelong love of dance.

Published Date 12-June-2024