Ac­co­lades just keep rolling in for dancer

The Cairns Post - - NEWS - DANAELLA WIVELL

BAL­LET dancer Jade Wood isn’t let­ting a few awards get in the way of her train­ing.

The former Cairns dancer is now a se­nior artist with the Aus­tralian Bal­let with the 2018 Tel­stra Bal­let Dancer Award and Tel­stra Peo­ple’s Choice Award un­der her belt.

But de­spite win­ning the awards and $25,000 in prize­money, the 27-year-old said she was still fo­cused on fur­ther­ing her ca­reer.

“I will save it (the prize­money) for now and fo­cus on set­ting my­self up for the fu­ture,” she said.

“We are per­form­ing Al­ice’s Ad­ven­tures in Won­der­land in Bris­bane next year from Fe­bru­ary to March 2.”

Wood said she was grate­ful to be the fourth per­son to ever take out both the ti­tles.

“Their sup­port means so much to me and I’m hon­oured that they chose to vote for me out of such a tal­ented bunch of nom­i­nees,” she said.

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