Oakleigh Grammar alumna dances her way to the top


The legendary American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham said: “Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” If this is indeed the case, Oakleigh Grammar’s Alumna and School Captain in 2022, Toni Stathopoulos is a tri-lingual superstar fluent in English, Greek and Dance!

Not only has Toni has been accepted in the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) at The University of Melbourne … she has also been chosen to perform in the Top Class Dance 2023 concert series, as part of the VCE Season of Excellence.

Getting through the gruelling VCA audition process is an achievement in itself, but Toni did more than just rise to challenge, she excelled, securing a one of the very few places offered in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) course at the VCA.

Michelle Mascaro, Oakleigh Grammar Careers Advisor said: “As Toni’s Careers Advisor, no words can describe my excitement as she embarks on her pathway into the career of her dreams in Dance.”

We asked Toni to reflect on her successful journey to the VCA, and the audition process.

“Firstly, I had to record a video audition.  As a successful applicant for the video audition, I got invited to attend an in-person audition. Following the dance portion there was a group discussion. It was nerve-wracking, but so exciting.”

Asked how she feels about securing a place in her chosen course, Toni explained: “I feel relieved that all my hard work has paid off. I also feel very excited for this year and am looking forward to everything that I will experience”

We congratulate Toni, and will be watching with great interest as she continues to dance her way to the top!

Toni will be performing in the Top Class Dance 2023 concert series, part of the VCE Season of Excellence.  She will be performing her VCE Skills and VCE Cohesive Composition Solo on Tuesday 7 March at Concert 2 at 2pm at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Tickets are now available via the Melbourne Recital Centre.

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