Kia Ora whānau!
My name is Abhishek (Abhi) and in all honesty, I’m going nuts inside my bedroom with another lockdown as I type this. My pronouns are he/him. My heart is happiest when I’m dancing, having a musical theatre moment, or doing an insanely hard workout. Movement keeps me sane. I currently train with Identity Dance Company, Momentum Productions NZ and Nrityabhinaya School of Dance. My other avenues of interest are self development (currently reading ‘Atomic Habits’) astrology, the beach, quality time with my friends, watching bootlegs of my favourite Broadway musicals, and any form of self-investment that helps me grow to be a better person every day. I’m a huge lover of love and people.
Having gone to MRPS, MRI and now MRGS, I believe that Roskill is one of the most beautiful environments for us to find ourselves and figure ourselves out; what our strengths and weaknesses are, who we look up to, and ultimately who we want to be. Some highlights of my junior years have been ‘Hot Chips’ junior hip hop crew, regional and national trampolining competitions, being a Polyfest Indian dance leader for 3 years, winning high school rockers and best male dancer, elected junior house captain for two years, and the junior musical theatre project; ‘Where I’m At.’
My senior years have been nothing short of a rollercoaster of self-discovery. I owe it to the following groups for helping me develop and grow different parts of my identity and bring me closer to what I love. Body image leaders, Te Auaha Musical Theatre Project, being a School Mediator, leading as Cooper House Captain, and most recently a Peer Support Leader.
After school, I plan on moving to Sydney to study dance full-time (that’s right, University isn’t for everyone) for a year at Brent Street performing arts, after which I want to pursue a career in the arts in Sydney, and New York (fingers crossed). I cannot wait to work with our talented prefect team, head prefects, and the wider community to make 2021 a year of change, growth, and honestly, just a year to remember. In Aunt Cindy’s words, “this virus is tricky”, which explains why I have been back to being stuck inside 4 walls. If you ever need someone to talk to – message me! 🙂
Finally, go do something that makes your heart happy today. You deserve it 200%.
Photos from Mount Roskill Grammar School’s post
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