Maci-Grace Johnson

Dance

Professional Dance Course

I’ve auditioned & am approved to undertake one year of professional dance training in a program called “DE PRO” in 2020.

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De Pro’s Core Focuses are:
Mental, Emotional and Physical Health and Wellness
Industry Ready
Training
Dance Entrepreneurship
Mentorship

Project-Based / Real Industry Experience-Based Learning
I will create and star in 4 shows throughout the year
Learn how to rehearse for professional shows
Learn how to work with a team and a cast of dancers
Work with and be mentored by industry choreographers and artistic directors
Learn what it takes to be a professional dancer in a professional show
Work ethic, resilience, and learn proper rehearsal and show etiquette
Enhance leadership skills to work in a professional, co-creative collaborative environment
Participate and dance in 4 shows.
Develop rehearsal and performance processes

I believe De Pro is immensely beneficial to my emerging artist career. Importantly the program focuses on personal self-care & wellness during my training.

As an emerging Indigenous performer, I have experienced the hardships of qualifying affordable quality dance training that is also within a positive learning environment. I have recently invested time and accrued fee-help debt into a course that was not suitable for me and something that I thought was going to advance my training, however, it turned out to be a negative experience. Through this, I have exhausted my training options to date. I feel my options are limited due to unforeseen family circumstances that prevent my auditioning for training at the only Aboriginal dance college. Thus supporting why I believe that De Pro is not only beneficial but one of the few options I have left as an Indigenous Performing Artist. I have taken the initiative to go out of my comfort zone and audition for two mainstream training opportunities, from this I believe I have achieved the opportunity and provided support to secure my place within this program.

My request for financial support will be utilised for the payment of Program Fees, the self -funded program component of travelling to LA for 7 days to perform & to assist with dance equipment & program resources. The end result will be:
o Invaluable technical training
o Performance skills
o Industry mentoring
o Industry networking
o Future training and career pathways
o Industry exposure to various innovative dance trends
o Enhanced self-esteem and confidence
o A disciplined work/training ethic

Artist

Maci-Grace Johnson

Location

NSW

Categories

Dance

Indigenous Arts

Live Projects

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Maci-Grace Johnson is a proud Indigenous Wiradjuri woman based in Sydney Australia. At the age of 19, she is pursuing her dreams in the arts of dance, which is a career she has taken part in since she was a young child. Maci began dancing at the young age of 6, coming from a family of dancers who were in Bangarra and Naisda, Maci quickly learned her sacred indigenous dances and contemporary movements solely from mirroring her family members’ dance performances, which then turned into a passion and soon a professional career. Maci’s past performances have reflected her repertoire of skills, talents, and abilities; in 2014 Maci was apart of CaSPA Dance troupe and traveled to Los Angeles to hold dance workshops for underprivileged students, in the following years Maci has performed all over Australia sharing and teaching her indigenous culture. To perfect her craft, Maci attended the Academy of Music and Performing Arts
And studied Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary to perfect her craft and incorporate the styles with her Wiradjuri dance style.

She is hoping to receive any contributions to help fund her position in the DE PRO Professional Program 2020.

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