Courtney Doyle


I have been dancing since I was two years old. I remember as a little girl, pretending I was a fairy princess, on my tip toes floating around the room and concentrating so hard on pointing my toes. That is when my passion for dance began. I have travelled a long road since then.

I have just completed my Intermediate examination, thanks to the help of my teachers, Hannah Brophy and Gaynor Harris and I have begun the Advanced 1 syllabus. I have been dancing with the KZN Dance Academy since the beginning of 2014, and it has created new experiences, with different teachers and new styles like Contemporary. With the guidance of Mrs Barker and Miss Lynn Totham, I have been given the opportunity to push myself beyond my comfort zone and see how far I can take myself. Most of all, I have had the opportunity to meet a group of girls who are the same as me, girls who see ballet as a way of life and we have become very close.

My dream is to pursue ballet as a career. I would love to complete my Advanced 2 examination and go overseas to dance. I see dance as not only my passion but my way of life. There is not a moment in the day when I’m not thinking about dancing, whether it be looking forward to my class lesson, or creating my own dances in my head to songs on the radio. Dance to me is like breathing, it’s a way of expressing myself through movements instead of words. Dance to me is timeless and something I can never get enough of. I would truly rather be dancing than anything else. Without dancing I wouldn’t be the person I am today.