I’ve always loved doing drama and art at school so I knew it would always be part of my future.
At first I picked photography and started a course in Wellington but after a year my desire for acting came on so strong that I finished the year and started looking around for Drama schools.
My friend at work told me about the drama course she was taking at Excel School of Performing Arts. I found out it was more than just a drama school as it also had music and dance courses. With about 100 students from around New Zealand and being Christian based, I knew this was where I wanted to be.
And so here I am in the second semester of a one year course in drama. I’ve been blown away by what I’ve been learning about how to use my voice and my body to express myself. The class is real tight and we have gotten to know each other so well. Our tutor Patrice Wilson is hugely experienced and is really stretching us.
Another aspect of the course which I’m really enjoying is the chance to do a dance minor. Excel has some of the best Hip Hop tutors in the country and the standard is huge.
Going to Excel is definitely the best decision I’ve made and I’m doing something I’m passionate about as well as growing as a person.