Three cheers for Asha

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - RESIDENTIAL -

LESMURDIE res­i­dent Asha Vi­vian, who’s shared the stage with Lucy Du­rack and Todd McKen­ney, will ap­pear in a mu­si­cal about the brash world of com­pet­i­tive high school cheer­lead­ing in Fe­bru­ary.

Di­rected by Kather­ine Freind at the Kalamunda Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre, Bring It On: The Mu­si­cal is the story of a cheer cap­tain and most pop­u­lar girl at high school.

Orig­i­nally a 2000 film star­ring Kirsten Dunst, Bring It On was adapted into a stage mu­si­cal in 2011, with the Broad­way ver­sion scor­ing two Tony Award nom­i­na­tions in 2013.

In the Black Box Per­form­ing Arts adap­ta­tion, Kalamunda Se­nior High School Year 10 stu­dent Asha will play Sky­lar, a char­ac­ter she de­scribed as full of her­self.

“She says ex­actly what’s on her mind with­out a fil­ter,” she said. “Sky­lar’s al­ways in charge, very self-ob­sessed, mean and bossy, yet ev­ery­one wants to be friends with her.

“She’s an amaz­ing cheer­leader and will do what­ever it takes to win.”

Asha her­self knows what it takes to win, hav­ing sev­eral danc­ing and vo­cal awards to her name.

The 15-year-old, who started danc­ing at two years old and singing at six, has shared the stage with Lucy Du­rack, Todd McKen­ney, Rachael Beck and Rhonda Burch­more in Mu­si­cals in Con­cert.

With her own ex­ten­sive fol­low­ing on In­sta­gram and YouTube, Asha has also ap­peared in the movie Pa­per Planes, sev­eral com­mer­cials and short films and has flown around Aus­tralia to model for some of the coun­try’s top dance cos­tume sup­pli­ers.

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