Hi. My name is Natalie Umbalin and I am 13 years old.
I began dancing at the age of 3 and when I turned 10, I discovered my life’s passion - ballet.
It will be my first time to compete in an International Ballet Competition in Hong Kong at the Asian Grand Prix Ballet Competition.
I had been working hard to fulfill my dream. At the Age of 12 I received a Distinction Medal during my Ballet Examinations under the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet.
I have also won a Honorable Mention Medal during the Philippine Dance Cup Competition in Junior Classical Level last year.
And 1st Place Thropy during the ABAP Ballet Competition Junior 4 Contemporary Category.
These funds will cover Tuition, Joining Fees, Accommodations, Meals, Travel Expenses, Pointe Shoes, Costumes, Tickets etc.
ASIAN GRAND PRIX Competition entry fee is around $3800 HKD and if you move to the next round you will have to pay an extra $1000 HKD dollars again.
Photos and Videos alone in pesos would cost around 5500 from the Competition.
Pointe Shoes alone costs around $120 USD and the wear and tear in just a few weeks so I will be needing around 2-3 pairs.
Aside from the Asian Grand Prix Competition I will also be Competing in the 2017 ABAP Ballet Competition in Manila when I get back from HONG KONG so more expenses will pile up for more costumes, competition fees, training fees and other miscellaneous expenses.
The Asian Grand Prix Competition Sponsors would also be offering scholarships to prestigious ballet schools all over the world and I would love to be given this opportunity and my chance is by joining this competition.
I also dream to Compete later on at the YAGP Youth American Grand Prix Competition but I will take it one step at a time if funds would later on allow me too.
Please help me to continue on my path to success and realize my ultimate dream. I am also happy that little girls in our Ballet School look up to me. And i would love to continue being an inspiration to them. I'm happy that the also pursue their love for dance. In our Country maintaining a budget for Dance classes and Pointe Shoes are very expensive.
Any help is greatly appreciated and I will keep everyone updated on my progress for this Competition.