Dancer kickstarts career on the high seas
ONE Warwick teenager will soon kickstart her new career on the high seas – literally.
On November 12, Tysharna Wright, 19, will fly out of Australia to start work as a professional dancer on a Norwegian Cruiselines ship sailing around the Caribbean.
She has a six-month contract to work on the Norwegian Sun, and will set sail on December 7, after rehearsing for a few weeks at the company’s US base in Tampa, Florida.
Tysharna is excited about her new career and make the most of the experience.
She is “beyond grateful” for the amazing opportunity to make a career doing what she loves while travelling overseas.
For the past two years she has honed her skills as a full-time dance student at Dynamite Studios Academy, on the Gold Coast, completing a Certificate IV and Diploma of Elite Dance. Before that she was with The Dance Centre – Warwick until she graduated from Warwick State High School, in 2017.
She has been dancing since she was five years old.
Passengers on board the Norwegian Sun are likely to see Tysharna in a number of roles – including dancing in productions as World Beat and Rock You Tonight. She will also assist with entertainment activities, including teaching dance classes of various genres and participating in theme parties.
She has auditioned successfully for Norwegian Cruiselines three times but, at her last audition in Sydney at the Australian Dance Festival in late September, was offered the contract.
She has signed the contract, arranged her work visa and has everything in line for her November 12 departure.
Tysharna is the twin daughter of Warwick couple Peter and Michelle Wright.
Coincidentally Michelle will also be in the US in early December, although on the opposite coast, accompanying a troupe of Warwick and Stanthorpe dancers as they perform at Disneyland.