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Talent rises to top at US appearance

Savannah Foran-McDaniel, 8, dancing in Orlando. Photo Contributed
Savannah Foran-McDaniel, 8, dancing in Orlando. Photo Contributed Contributed

DISNEY and Nickelodeon are just two of many worldwide agencies looking to sign up Savannah Foran-McDaniel after she wowed them at an international arts expo in America.

The young performer travelled to Orlando, Florida, where she showed her acts on stage at the Applause Rising Talent Showcase against 350 other contestants from five countries last December.

Nerves were not an issue for Savannah as she competed in nine out of the 10 categories.

The categories included fashion modelling, swimwear modelling, creative modelling, photographic modelling monologue, television commercials, cold reading, singing and dancing.

The judges selected her to be in the top 10 performers in five categories.

She was also chosen to dance in the Legends Dance Extravaganza.

"I felt so special to keep being called up for top 10 because everyone there was so good," Savannah said.

"I also liked when my new friends were called up too."

Savannah received interviews with 10 different agents interested in signing her up for work in New York and Los Angeles, with Savannah being most excited about the options of Disney and Nickelodeon.

Savannah's mum Vicki Foran said her daughter's all-round confidence was due to her years of training at the Ritz Performing Arts Centre in Sumner Park.

"This year the Ritz turns 30 and we are looking forward to a fun-filled year and continuing to build Savannah's skills and resume before we make any life-changing decisions about moving to the States," she said.

Topics:  dance, dancer, disney


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