Will Dyson and Ella Cox reflect on World Championship of Performing Arts win
In action: Will Dyson and Ella Cox show some moves on their home turf in East Maitland. Picture: Jonathan CarrollBest mates Ella Cox and Will Dyson are on top of the world, but they have their sights set on new challenges.
Will Dyson, junior world champion dancer.Champions: Will Dyson, 12, and Ella Cox, 10, won a major prize at the World Championship of Performing Arts in Las Angeles. Picture: Supplied
Will Dyson with his mum Jeannie Dyson and Ella Cox with her mum Lisa Phillips.
Ella Cox and Will Dyson with Premiere Studios principal Kahlia Mehmet Smith.
Ella Cox and Will Dyson in action.
Will Dyson with some of the awards he has collected during his dancing career so far.
TweetFacebook Hunter represented at World Championship of Performing ArtsWill Dyson, 12, and Ella Cox, 10, won a major prize at the World Championship of Performing Arts in Las Angeles. Pictures: Supplied“[Dancing] has always been a part of me –I just love it.”
The young duo is now busy in the studio preparing for their next venture–possibly The Dance Awards in Orlando, Florida. And theyare welcoming the challenge.
“That’s a very hard competition,” Will said.
“I’d rather come second or highly commended in a section that was very good than come first in a section that wasn’t great.”
When it came to desire for a challenge, Ella was on the same page as her partner.
“I’d rather have more competition than win all the time,” shesaid.
Ella Cox and Will Dyson in full flight. Picture: Jonathan Carroll
“If you win all the time, there’s nothing challenging you – and you need a challenge because then you work harder.”
The pair trains at least four times a week at Premiere Studios, Tuggerah.
ChoreographerTyson Almond worked closely with them in the lead-up to the competition.
The Central Coast studio was represented in the grand final of all four categories at the world championships, with The Premiere Dream Team in the senior dance group division, Jessica Maher in the senior dance solo category and Zali Gunther in the junior dance section.
The event attracted entrants from more than 40 countries.