Southlander hits the (Scots) north

21:43, Dec 04 2013
Eve Levett
St Peter's College pupil Eve Levett performs at the National highland dancing competition in Hastings earlier this year.

St Peter's College student Eve Levett is dancing her way to the other side of the world after being selected to attend the Virginia International tattoo.

The 15-year-old highland dancer will join around 30 other New Zealand dancers including fellow Southlander Hannah Copeland as part of the New Zealand Highland and national dance team travelling to the United States in April next year.

The tattoo is the largest international military tattoo of its kind and will include marching bands, massed pipes and drum bands, and highland dancers.

Eve had been dancing for 10 years and is a part of the Sandra Glover School of Dance.

"She [Ms Glover] has been very supportive of me taking part in the trip," Eve said.

This year has been a big one for Eve as she has also started playing the bagpipes to add to her knowledge of her Scottish heritage.


She was extremely excited about taking part in the tattoo.

"It [the international tattoo] is such an amazing opportunity, it's going to be such a cool experience," she said.

She was also thrilled to be attending the event with Southland Girls High School student Hannah Copeland.

"It's pretty awesome she [Hannah Copeland] got picked as well, to have another Southlander is pretty cool," she said.

Eve would be gone for two weeks and the tattoo runs for four days from April 24 to April 27.