Our Patron

Kelley Abbey



Since the inception of the Granite Belt Performing Arts Challenge, Kelley Abbey has been its patron. Known for her support of young talent in Australia, Kelley Abbey's presence at GBPAC each year inspires, excites and challenges our participants to be the best they can be and remember the joy in performing. We are very proud that she is our patron! 

Kelley's message to all GBPAC participants:

Welcome again to the incredible dance event, the Granite Belt Performing Arts Challenge!

Working on the world stage I witness a lot of brilliant talent come from QLD. Queenslanders stand out as hard workers with solid training. I was born and bred in Brisbane. I credit my training not only to Sandra Breen and the Southern Academy of Dance, but to performing in competitions just like this. It gave me incredible experience from a young age in developing my performance skills. I hope you all gain valuable experience partaking in GBPAC and have lots of fun too! Thanks to all our sponsors for another strong year of the competition.

Feel the Beat! 


Good Luck!