Hello! My name is Kaine.
I am an 18 year old dancer from Tring, Hertfordshire and I’ve been training at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts for the past 8 years. I’ve been dancing since the age of 2
(so basically as long as I can remember) and I can’t imagine what my life would be like without it.
I joined Tring Park School at the age of 10, and as soon as I started there, I knew that it was what I wanted to be doing for the rest of my life.
In February 2017, I took a risk and flew to New York City to audition for The Juilliard School…
… something that had always been a dream of mine. The Juilliard School has moulded pioneers in dance, drama and music including inspirations such as Kevin Spacey, Ohad Naharin, Pina Bausch, Phillip Glass and Robin Williams. After a gruelling audition process, which included cut after cut after cut… I was one of 4 that made it through on the day.
After an agonising wait, I received the news that I was one of 12 young men globally accepted into the world-renowned school. Being the only dancer chosen from the UK (and one of four from outside of the USA) it is a huge privilege and to have the chance to join this group of elitist dancers under the direction of some of the greatest teachers in the world is an opportunity that I never thought I would have the chance to take.
Fast forward to today, the 24th of August and it feels as if the past few months have disappeared, leaving me with my life packed into a large blue case, a cabin bag and a rucksack!
In less than 24 hours, I fly to New York City (by myself!) to embark on this new adventure.
Living so far away from home is definitely going to take some adjusting too but thankfully with the powers of FaceTime and social media I won’t feel too disconnected from my family and friends. I’m beyond excited, but also incredibly nervous. I’m ready to meet new people, try new things and continue working hard!
I can’t wait to see what the next few years have in store.
Its going to be a fun journey, that’s for sure.