EL dancer steps up as Miss Continents

PERFORMING ARTS FINESSE: Chace Collett, left, recently won the Miss Continents pageant in Las Vegas, US. Pictured with her dance partner, Ashley Behrens. Picture: SUPPLIED

A life of dance, being a brand ambassador and modelling has taken East London local Chace Collett to a number of international stages, having recently having won the Miss Continents pageant in Las Vegas.

The 21-year-old won the title while competing against other national title-holders from all over the world.

“Winning the crown has been a whirlwind experience. and I have not even been fully acquainted with all my duties. I designed my own formal gown and I also had to put together a wardrobe of outfits for the duration of the pageant,” Collet said.

SOUTH AFRICAN AT HEART: Chace Collett in her traditional Zulu outfit. Picture: FACEBOOK/SUPPLIED

She was crowned Miss Continents SA in October 2018 and has been actively involved in collecting pre-loved clothes and unwanted goods for various charities in the city.

Collett assumed her Miss Continents duties after hosting the recent World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) Competition.

Collett and her dance partner, Ashley Behrens, have five world titles between them.

“Ashley and I were world champions at WCOPA in 2015 and 2017. We hosted WCOPA on invitation for the first time in 2018 last year and we were re-invited in 2019,” this year,” Collet said.

The duo also has the honour of being the first South Africans to host the event, in addition to being guest dancers.

Currently, the duo is involved in training and dancing in Los Angeles in various dance centres, including the Millennium Dance Complex.

“It is important that we have the most up-to-date training to pass on to our students and to keep our performances and choreography current,” Collett said.

On the local dance scene, the duo were appointed as judges of the SA Championships of Performing Arts (SACOPA) that took place earlier in 2019.

“Besides training dancers at our East London studio, Dance Addiction, we have also successfully hosted other workshops and are booked for future workshops later this year,” Collett said.

This dynamic dance duo also have choreographed and trained dancers from all over SA this year for various competitions.

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