I received a similar scholarship from ATYP, Nicole Kidman and Lend Lease in 2004 which allowed me to travel to New York and develop my writing and performing skills. The opportunity was invaluable in turning me into the professional that I am today. I am so passionate about theatre – it’s where I got my start and it’s also a great platform for young artists to work in and develop their style, potentially using it as a stepping stone into other storytelling mediums such as film and television. Australia has so much young creative talent and I am so proud to now be in a position to help and give back. It’s important these young people are encouraged and supported, just like I was when I was a student at ATYP. I can’t wait to see who applies for this amazing opportunity!