Three cheers for Asha
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.