Weyburn's Autumn Alexander will be headed to Los Angeles for the dancing opportunity of a lifetime.
She was just awarded a full scholarship from a Toronto based talent agency named Be Discovered. She received the scholarship at a dance competition called Inspirations of Dance and she has been dancing at Marley's Dance Effex in Weyburn. She practices many types of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, musical theatre, contemporary and acrobatics.
She is headed to Hollywood with Be Discovered to train and rehearse with the industry's best.
"It's a fully paid scholarship to go to Los Angeles," said Alexander. "I get to take classes with some top choreographers and then we have a performance that I'll be doing with the group of dancers that have also won scholorships from around North America."
She will be staying right on Hollywood Blvd. at the Hotel to the Stars. Autumn will also be dancing and performing in the world famous Carnival Choreographers Ball.
"I was really excited because I've won quite a few of these scholarships before, but they've always been half scholarships," added Alexander. "This is a really expensive thing to attend. So then this year I finally won a full scholorship. So I was excited that I finally got to go, cause I've been wanting to go all of these years."
She was very thankful to her family and dance teacher for all of their love and support.
"Thank you to my family for letting me go on this trip to take this opportunity," Alexander said. "And thank you to my dance teacher for always giving us these opportunities. Because she always makes sure that there are lots of scholarships at our competitions so lots of different dancers can travel around the world and learn."