Larsson sisters back from LA
FOR three young girls who love singing and acting, the opportunity to take part in specialised workshops in Los Angeles is a dream come true.
For Siena, Bronte and Lisha Larsson, this dream became a reality six months ago.
The trio rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest stars when they appeared as extras in Baz Luhrmann’s film Australia, filmed in Bowen, Darwin and Sydney, in 2008 and it was from there they spiralled into a world of industry opportunities.
They were referred to the Australian Institute for Performing Arts who were auditioning for Glee Club Australia which offered successful applicants the opportunity to take part in workshops and courses.
The successful sisters moved to LA with their family for six months to participate in this.
Siena, 12, and Bronte, 16, worked with the casting director and choreographers of American hit TV show Glee.
Unfortunately Lisha, 10, was too young to take part but she was involved in other screen acting courses.
They also performed in iconic American settings such as Disneyland, Hollywood Boulevard and Universal Studios.
Siena said the experience boosted her confidence which would help with future auditions.
As one of the youngest participants in a number of her courses, Siena said working with the older students was also beneficial.
Bronte said having the support of her family there made the experience all the more special.
"As sisters we get along very, very well and we are all very close," she said. "It was wonderful to be able to share it with everyone in the family. "When you come from a small town like we do it is a mind blowing experience."
The girls are settling back into Whitsunday life but already have their sights set on revisiting LA for future opportunities.