BIANCA Limbrick is exceptional for a 12-year-old. The Baulkham Hills pupil is a triple threat — she can dance, sing and act. She is naturally gifted at sports, attending regional carnivals in athletics and swimming.
Last year she was awarded the Excellence in Student Achievement All-Rounder Award (Primary School) by the NSW Department of Education and Communities, and the Crestwood Public School Principal All-Round Achievement Award and the Jane Cunneen Band Musicianship Trophy.
Last year she was school captain. "I like to participate in as much as I can," she said. "I don't like my life being boring. I've always joined in for things and I like to help people."
To add to her success, Bianca is part of the Australian Girls Choir of which she has been a member for eight years.
Last year she was among 55 singers selected from across the country to participate in the Australian Girls Choir International Tour on which she travelled to England, Italy and Hong Kong to perform.
In Italy she sang before Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican in front of 20,000 people. "It was a great experience. It was a bit of independence and I had to learn to look after myself."
She has also performed at the Les Miserables movie premiere in Sydney and on The Oprah Winfrey Show as part of the 2011 episode, Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure.
After meeting Hugh Jackman for the second time and taking to the stage as a soloist at the Sydney Opera House in front of hundreds of people when she was 10, Bianca said starting high school was more daunting.
"I'm very, very nervous," she said. "You get so much homework!"