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Sexy, womanly and passionate. That’s how Stephanie Golman, 19, describes her favourite dance – the hip-swivelling Rumba – but it’s also a pretty good description of the gal herself! A Ballroom dancer with a love of luscious Latin rhythms, Stephanie auditioned with fellow Top 20 finalist Henry at his request, and ended up wowing the judges herself.
From her early dance memories of playing dress-ups to entertain her parents’ friends at dinner parties, the confident Stephanie has risen through the dance ranks quickly to establish herself as a force to be reckoned with! She began training in Tap and Jazz when she six years old, before starting to learn the dances where her heart lies, Ballroom and Latin.
She began competing in the ‘Juvenile’ category for these styles when she was just six years old, and then in ‘Junior’ at the age of eleven. Four years later she was awarded a scholarship to represent Australia in Blackpool, England, at the British Open, and straight after that was sent to Asia to compete. All up, the talented Stephanie has been competing in Latin American and Ballroom for 12 years.
As well as dance, she has a passion for media. The self-confessed workaholic somehow manages to juggle a university degree in Journalism at Sydney’s University of Technology, and work as a cosmetics consultant at the same time. Stephanie’s strengths are not only her technical ability, but her rock solid confidence as a performer and her determination to bring strength and emotion into every dance she performs. Outgoing, passionate and ‘a drama queen’, Stephanie’s got her eyes and prize, and will give it her all to become Australia’s favourite dancer.
Key quote, “I am sexy, powerful and elegant – all at the same time!”