Brylee Mills speaks of her incredible relationship with dance and disability and how nothing can stop a passion from burning out at Kea Inspire 2017.
One girl and her mountain
Brylee Mills is a professional dancer based in Auckland. At the age of six Brylee learnt that sometimes life puts a really big mountain in front of you and tells you to climb it- Brylee's mountain came as a result of a car accident in which her left arm was amputated above the elbow.
Brylee had started dancing when she was 4 years old and as a stubborn and fierce six year old she didn’t allow the mountain that had already taken so much away, take the thing she loved most. So, Brylee continued dance and training until she was accepted into an elite dance programme at Sydney’s prestigious Brent Street Performing Arts Studio in 2015.
Brylee has danced on TV shows such as; New Zealand's Got Talent, The Voice Australia as well as working with Touch Compass Dance Company and recently been a dancer in the sold-out season of 'Mix Tape' with Trip The Light Dance Company.
Along with Brylee's dance career Brylee runs an empowerment project called 'The Warrior Project' a series based on strength, power and empowering young women to realise their 'inner warrior'.
Based in Auckland, New Zealand in 2016, Brylee started her journey as a motivational speaker. Speaking as a key note speaker at National Young Leaders Day, Awesome Hustle, Festival One and Tall Poppy.
Brylee is passionate about people and communicating, sharing her story and sharing what she has learnt on her journey so far. That the obstacles in life do not need to define who you are who you become.