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Kiwi dancer competes in a world virtual dance competition

Emma Olsen
Freya Hall, 8, at Evolution Dance Finals
Freya Hall, 8, at Evolution Dance Finals  Laura Hall

A talented young dancer has been nominated for a Global Public Choice Award in a worldwide dance competition.

Freya Hall, 8, has been dancing ever since she was four and has since competed in NZ-wide competitions and even travelled to Australia in January for a national final.

The Christchurch local who dances for Silhouette Studios found the virtual 'Dance Equality' UK-based competition for dancers all around the world online.

Freya said it looked like a fun competition and easy because she could use pre-recorded videos.

Since sending in her dances on April 22, she placed first in jazz and third in lyrical.

"I didn't think I would place at all because there were lots of people in my categories. It was very weird because while I was asleep they were judging and I woke up to the results."

After showing the world what she was made of, she was nominated for a Global Public Choice Award.

Freya is up against two other dancers who are significantly older than her.

The winner will be announced tonight at 11pm.

"I think I will win because lots of my friends have voted for me."

The young star one day wants to dance full-time and perform all around the world, as well as open a dance school just like Silhouette Studios.

You can vote for Freya to win the Global Public Choice award here. 

Freya Hall, 8, at Evolution Dance Finals
Freya Hall, 8, at Evolution Dance Finals Laura Hall