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Zenaye’s love of performing began at the age of 3.  For the past 16 years she has trained in Jazz, Tap, Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Music Theatre, Acrobatics and Hip Hop.  

Currently, Zenaye trains and studies in Melbourne under Kelly Aykers Full Time Dance and is a dancer for the Carlton Football Blue Dance Crew.

She has achieved high examination levels in all dance genres and Australian Teachers of Dance teaching qualification levels in Jazz and Tap, more often than not receiving the highest grade achievable.

Zenaye completed Year 12 VCE Dance in 2020 achieving great results. Zenaye currently studies dance at SMDS and dance/music theatre at Centrestage Performing Arts School in Melbourne where she is also signed with the Centrestage Talent Management Agency.


She also studies voice and drama and is currently completing her AMEB Grade 7 & 8 Practice of Music (Music Theatre) and Trinity Grade 8 Speech & Drama examinations.


Zenaye has competed on the dance competition circuit for the past 10 years both locally and Statewide as a soloist and in troupes and has achieved many prizes and aggregates all across Victoria. 


Zenaye has performed in many shows with Ballarat Lyric Theatre, BLOC Music Theatre, Centrestage Geelong, The BallaRat Pack, Opera Australia, performing arts schools and at Loreto College. Some of her stage credits include; 'WE WILL ROCK YOU' (ensemble), ‘LES MISERABLES’ (ensemble), ‘A DAY WITH DISNEY’ (dancer/vocals), ‘THE BATTLE OF BOAT’ - Australian premiere (Frances Miller), ‘STARLIGHT EXPRESS’ (Caboose), ‘SHREKl’ on two occasions (Mama Ogre/Teen Fiona), ‘URINETOWN’ (Little Sally), ‘WEST SIDE STORY’ (Shark Girl), ‘MARY POPPINS’ (Jane Banks), ‘MY SON PINOCCHIO’ (Junior Professor), ‘BROADWAY TO BALLARAT’ (vocalist & dance ensemble) and ‘MAGIC FLUTE’ & ‘MARRIAGE OF FIGARO’ (children’s ensemble).


Zenaye has taken part in various workshops such as; Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler 2017 Masterclass, Brent Street - 2022 Tour (Cassie Bartho, Lauren Elton and Stephen Tannos). Here, Zenaye was offered to study a diploma of Musical Theatre, In Sydney at Brent Street.

Zenaye is super excited to be a part of the SMDS team and to start this journey with her big sister! She cannot wait to work with and inspire all the amazing students for years to come!


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