Upping the Game – with Sally AndrewJun 8, 2020
Meet Sally Andrew.
Director of Radiance Academy Toowoomba, our 2020 APATA Performing Arts Private Studio of the Year award winner.
Sally, a mother of 3, has raised a family and built a thriving business and community of fun and learning through her passion for dance.
From an early age there was only one thing Sally wanted to be…a professional ballerina. Throwing herself into ballet from the age of 4, Sally soon became an avid consumer of everything dance. Whatever class was running she was there.
When the ballet career she had dreamt of didn’t come to fruition, Sally left dance and entered the business world, but the call to dance was always there. She couldn’t leave ballet. It was in her blood.
“I just went a different path…When I was a little girl I wanted to ‘be’ the ballerina. I didn’t realise how much fun it would be helping to create little ballerinas…It’s pretty amazing.”
Running an inclusive and family-focused studio based on excellence Sally believes in finding a balance and value among the many syllabus on offer for Australian dancers. With dancers ranging from 18 months to 80+, Sally and the Radiance Team champion their ethos that dance is for everyone.
“I think I tumbled…into teaching and tumbled into where I am now. It wasn’t in my big picture, but I’m absolutely loving it. I’ve tumbled into my destiny.”