Hillcrest Christian College Year 10 student Charlotte Cestnik is set to represent Australia in the 2019 World Championships of Performing Arts at Long Beach, California, USA.
Charlotte has been involved in past Hillcrest school productions and Schools on Stage performances and is currently studying the newly introduced Certificate II in VET Music Industry.
She will participate in the Olympics style performing arts competition this July, along with applicants from 50 countries from all over the world.
Charlotte, or Charley as she is often called, was selected by the International Entertainment Panel to represent Australia on the world stage.
“This is an opportunity of a lifetime and could open many career doors and we are certain Charley will bring back gold for Australia,” National Director Lizette Hunt said.
The official World Championships of Performing Arts celebrates its 23rd year in July, and is universally cited as the one and only official global event for performers and entertainers both amateur and professional.
Griff O’Neil, competition president and founder, and a one-time executive of the Miss Universe Pageant, has recruited over 75 scouts and national directors to scour the globe for outstanding talent.
“This is the only Olympic-style talent competition ever created and a rare opportunity for the privileged few selected to participate at this elite world event,” he said.
More than 75,000 applicants from over 50 countries auditioned to participate in the competition this year, for a spot to compete at the ultimate world meet staged in the beautiful Westin Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, California.
Hillcrest wishes Charlotte all the best in her endeavours and know that she will represent her school and country well in July.