Dancer Bejae Ingate is ready to give back and raise money for the cancer council with his dance partner Natascha Moy.
"I'm excited about this event coming back in 2021 because of its application of performing arts as a tool to support and publicise the continued battle against cancer," he said.
"I remember talking to a fellow dancer and performer once about our craft and discussing whether or not we are contributing something worthwhile to greater society by spending so much of our lives training as dancers.
"I feel like this event is a great example of exactly that: Dance as an art form being used to benefit society in a tangible way."
Bejae said he was excited when he was approached to join Stars of the Highlands.
"I was excited at the idea of sharing my love of dance and performing arts with someone who's never experienced it before. Especially to be able to do so under the banner of supporting an important cause," he said.
"I've always loved the entertainment side of being a performer and sharing the joy of dance with an audience is one of the most exciting and fulfilling things I've had the privilege to do.
So going into this event my main goal is for the audience to have a good time watching Natascha and myself as we perform."
Bejae has been dancing at Pointe Dynamic arts since he was 10-years-old.
"Eventually I moved onto completing my Diploma of Dance in Sydney Ettingshausens PRO in December 2020."
"Growing up I loved watching the classic Golden Age Fred Astaire and Gene Kelley movies which remain a big inspiration to me to this day, as well as some of the incredible teachers and mentors I was blessed to study under during my training in Sydney."
Money raised for the Cancer Council goes towards conducting vital research, preventing cancer through various education programs, advocating on cancer issues and providing information and support for people and families affected by cancer.
To donate to Bejae and Natascha, click here.
Stars of the Highlands: Dance for Cancer will be held on May 14 at Mittagong RSL.
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