EN POINTE by Chloe Bayliss
Kirsty Van der veer
CHLOE BAYLISS TO RELEASE BOOK ON HOW SHE CONQUERED SERIOUS ILLNESS AND REALISED HER DREAMS
Chloe Bayliss’ obsession has always been dancing.
Petite in stature, during her formative years Chloe worked tirelessly to beat the odds. Through sheer determination and physical commitment her dream was finally about to come true. At the age of 16 she had been accepted into a pre-professional ballet school in the US.
But right before her trip to America, Chloe became seriously ill. What followed were many long and excruciating months in hospital, a frightening and lonely journey that tested her courage and spirit.
“I put a lot of thought into whether or not I should reveal my story. I was always scared people would see me for my “past” and not … well … just me. I so desperately wanted to prove myself as an actor and artist without my personal life influencing the way audiences saw the characters I would play,” says Chloe.
“But after much thought, I came to the conclusion that revealing my past might be of help to someone who’s going through a tough time with serious medical issues.”
Written for young adults, Chloe hopes to share with her readers what she discovered during the many months of sickness – with strength and determination, there are always dreams to follow.
About the author
Helpmann Award nominee and Finalist in the prestigious 2016 Heath Ledger Scholarship, Chloe Bayliss is one of Australia’s finest emerging actresses. She has numerous credits across stage and screen, including her role in the TV Week Logie Award nominated drama Doctor Doctor which is now filming its fourth season and will air on Nine later this year.
Chloe has an extensive background in dance and choreography, having graduated from the National College of Dance with a Diploma of Dance and Performance. Her life as a dancer has taken her all over America and she now extends her knowledge to students and performers throughout Australia by running workshops, teaching and judging dance scholarships.
Chloe hopes to spark conversation around a number of matters she is passionate about, using her own story of overcoming hardship to inspire and bring awareness to others.
RELEASE DATE: 30 September, 2019
Trade Paperback ISBN 9781925700756 $24.99 AUD
Ebook ISBN 9781925700763 $9.99 AUD
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