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THE chance to follow her dreams and passion in life was achieved by Rhona Bechaz when she opened Ms Rainbow’s Performing Arts Studio.
Since she was five years old Rhona has loved to perform and did a tap dance to Living Doll.
Her love for performing took her into musical theatre with roles in Pippin and Aladdin’ in 2001 and 2002 and gave Rhona a chance perform and entertain.
Now she is keen to pass her years of knowledge and experience to another generation of performers.
“The studio will have drama, singing, musical theatre for all age groups from babies to adults,” Rhona said.
“I started teaching drama while I was in university studying theatre and my passion grew from there.”
Rhona took over a performing arts studio when she was 19 and expanded into musical theatre and singing.
She then went into teaching in schools and made her way to Biloela and to her dream job.
There was a bit comic relief to how Rhona earned her nickname by her students.
“I wear a lot of bright colours and decorated with rainbow colours and my students started to call me ‘Ms Rainbow’.”
Having a good sense of humour, Rhona adopted the name and applied it to her performing arts studio.
The joy of passing on her love of the performing arts to students and helping them achieve goals gives Rhona a great sense of satisfaction.
“I love watching my students overcome their nervousness of public speaking or singing,” Rhona said.
“The pride they feel when they achieve a hard earned goal just makes my heart sing.”
The studio will officially open in February but even now there is a holiday workshop to help get everything vogue for it.
Anyone interested in joining Ms Rainbow’s Performing Arts Studio activities can go to Facebook to register their interest.
STRIKE A POSE: Ms Rainbow's Performing Arts Studio has just opened its doors in Kariboe St.