I am feeling so emotional right now. I am so worried about college next year and where I'll go and how I'm going to pay and whatever... I wanted to share with you guys my college entry essay. Enjoy.
I always loved to perform; I would say this is why I chose this course. I have always loved to entertain people. To be able to express myself through performance has always been very important to me and I believe I have the characteristics which are crucial for a performer to have. I'm an extremely reliable person and I'm very punctual; I believe these attributes are vital for a performer. I work with others extremely well and listen carefully to what is being asked of me and account for all opinions. Together, combining my endurance and strength, I never give up on something, regardless of how difficult I may find it. As an artist I am ready for physical testing as well as what is expected of one in my profession.
Currently I am studying Theatre Performance in Marino College Dublin. There are nine different modules. It is quite a broad course and it has forced me look at all the different and enticing aspects of theatre, which is helpful because it reassures me of my love for performing.
Attending university has always been a dream of mine. Ever since I was a child I wanted to finish my education to BA (HONS) standard. Should I ever want to teach, a degree would make that possible and I would someday like to teach in a university or performing arts school.
When I was in fourth year in secondary school, I was sent on two two-week placements of work experience. The first was in December of 2005; I worked in my local primary school where I helped to organize the annual nativity play. In May of 2006, I worked in a restaurant in Dublin city centre, Yamamori Noodles. I worked there as a member of the floor staff.
In December of 2008, I toured around Dublin with the Dry Ice Theatre Company performing a children's play, in which I played Ryan from High school Musical. We performed this play in schools and various venues around Dublin. In March of 2009, while still with Dry Ice, I was a chorus member in a production of Bye Bye Birdie. In September of 2009, I worked on a show called Madame Butterfly, which ran as part of the Fringe Festival. For this show I acted as stage manager, usher and program seller. I also volunteered for the Dublin Theatre Festival in the same year, where I did a lot of program sales and ushering.
I like to be active. My hobbies include dance, drama, jogging, competitive swimming and cycling. This helps me as a performer and help to me maintain good physical health. When I was young I would go to summer stage school every year, this was the highlight of my year from the ages of six to seventeen. Other hobbies include reading, a keen interest in mythology and enjoy a wide verity music.
I feel I stand out from others as I have been given the chance of a lifetime to participate in workshops with Nikolai Veprev and Lucjan Wesoowski, due to my participation in the Mythology at the Basics, anthropological and theatrical workshop. Although I have danced and enjoyed physical workshops beforehand, working with Nikolai has been the most physically challenging experience of my career to date. Nikolai had me doing things I never thought I would adapt to and though I would be physically exhausted the next day I found myself begging him to teach me more.
Other achievements that I am very proud of include my participation in the Model United Nations, 2006. I have also completed a three week scholarship to study in Sendai, Japan in June of 2007, where I studied Japanese culture and language. I have helped raise funds for the Central Remedial Clinic and Daffodil Day. I like to stay optimistic and ask myself 'Why not?' instead of telling myself I can't do something. I like to motivate and keep others around me happy and enjoy helping people. With the knowledge I hope to gain in university I plan to make a career out of my art and hopefully one day teach to youths and show people that they are capable of achieving their goals if they work for the future while still in the present.