Tell us about yourself
My name is Chelsea Wambui Muhia, I am nine years old and I go to Laureate Primary School in Thindigua, where I’m in Class Four.
When did your interest for being a ballerina begin?
I was watching America’s Got Talent and I saw a girl dancing ballet, and that’s how I got interested. I started dancing in the house, then my school introduced it and I joined the class.
How did your parents react when they learnt about your passion?
They were excited, and they always support me all the way.
Who inspires you to do this?
There are twins called Tegan and Sam who I watch often, because they are skilled and practice a lot. That’s what makes them good.
How do you balance between being a ballerina and school?
Our time in school is strictly managed, and when it’s time for activities such as ballet, we give it our best. When it’s study time, we focus on books.
What would you like to be when you grow up?
I would like to work in the media. I am currently a radio presenter, and I have begun doing quotes of the day on Hope FM’s children’s show known as Treasure Hunt. I am sad because ballet dancing is not taken seriously in Kenya like in other countries. I would like to do more if I find opportunities to do so.
What are your other passions?
I like fashion design; designing clothes.
How do you perfect your gifts?
I practice regularly, and also watch a lot of ballet dancing when I have time.
What are your favourite subjects?
I love social studies, English, CRE and computer studies.
Advice to other children?
Be committed, focused and practise what you love to do.