Donna Jarrett has big dreams.
The Deepwater-based director of the Star Avenue Dance centre wants to make Glen Innes into a feeder for the Toowoomba stage.
Daughter Lilli Jarrett has just finished the final performance of the Toowoomba Ballet Theatre production of Rapunzel. Next year, Ms Jarrett wants to bring a whole carload.
It's a big commitment, meaning three hours' drive in both directions, with rehearsals initially every other Sunday and over the last few weeks every Sunday.
"When she finishes year 12 she wants to get into a ballet company or some kind of dance company," said mum Donna, who said she's extremely proud of her daughter.
Of 100 auditioned kids, 70 were successful. Lilli went one better, winning a place in the pas de cing which has just five dancers as a Garland dancer. Donna said it's a very technical and tricky ballet to dance.
"From my point of view, I'm hoping for the next performances I'd like to take some more kids in my studio and have them audition and see if we can get a group of kids from Glen Innes get in," she said.
It means they may get an opportunity to get exposure to a large-scale ballet ballet, something they're not going to get in Glen Innes.
"This is actually what a professional ballet would run."
Lilli was in three performances over the weekend of April 13-14. She said she enjoyed the way ballet gives her an outlet for self-expression.