Monster of a role

Olga de Moeller, The West Australian Keep Watch

Methodist Ladies College student Luci Young, 15, will make her professional debut in the role of Liz in Frank Enstein at the State Theatre Centre of WA this week


What are your achievements to date?

I study ballet on a scholarship at the Graduate College of Dance and performed in Our City Our Stories at the Dolphin Theatre in 2016 and Project NEXT at the Centre for Performing Arts at All Saint’s College in 2017.

What’s your greatest ambition?

To combine all the things I love and turn them into a career.

What has been the biggest hurdle in getting this far in your field?

When I was younger I was constantly getting injured, putting me out of action.

What would you say to encourage other young people to achieve their goals?

Go for it because if not now, when?

If you were going to a fancy dress party, what costume would you wear?

A maneki-beko – a Japanese cat that symbolises good fortune.

Name something a coach has taught you that you’ve never forgotten.

My ballet teacher, Mrs McCourt, has taught me to prove anyone that doubts your capabilities wrong.

What is your dream holiday destination?

I want to take the Trans-Siberian Railway from Beijing to Russia.

What three things are most precious to you?

Family, friends and yoghurt.

When did you start dancing?

I was nine when I attended my first dance class after being inspired by the movie Step Up.

How much time do you spend practising?

I dance after school every day of the week for at least two hours with an additional 13 hours over the weekend.