Chantel Bakac

Stars of The East 2022

Social work student + Australian Youth Advocate for Mental Health + Gogglebox Australia

This cause is very close to my heart after my beautiful mum was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer when I was 14, and passed away when I was 18. We battled it for 5 long years, and during that time she taught me what it means to be kind, resilient, and strong. What an honour to call beautiful Marina my mum! As an Australian Youth Advocate for Mental health, and with my family's experience, I understand the toll cancer can have on the individual and the family and commend Cancer Council for their aid in peoples’ journeys. 

About me: 

People often describe me as a human golden retriever-overly friendly, loves food and the ocean, and a bit of a softie. I have lived in the East for 4 years, where I have filmed 4 seasons of Gogglebox Australia. When I am not dog-paddling across the Eastern suburbs beaches, you can find me at The University of Sydney completing my Social Work degree, or advocating for young peoples' mental health as an Australian Youth Advocate for Mental health. I represented Australia at the International Mental Health Conference, and will be doing so again in Denmark for the 2022 conference. Last year I was a finalist at the 7News Young Achiever Awards for my work in promoting social justice and contributions to the youth mental health field.

I have never attended a dance class in my life, but am excited to give it a crack. 

For you, mum <3>

My dance style in three words:

Newborn baby giraffe 

 

 


Dance Partner

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Bronte Liddell

Bronte has been dancing since the age of 4 and joined The Jazz Factory family when she was 9.

Since then she has been fascinated with the beauty of dance and has found a love for sharing her passion with others.

Bronte started assistant teaching when she was 13 years old, and this is where her love for teaching began. Seeing how much the kids looked up to a teacher was an inspiration, along with being able to pass on dance technique and skills.

In 2019 she graduated University with a Bachelor of Applied Public Health. This has heightened her knowledge for health and fitness, enabling her to integrate this information within the studio, helping students reach their full potential in all ways possible.

This is the third year that Bronte has been involved in Dance for Cancer and she is excited to be a part of it all again.

See Teacher’s Profile


Thank you to my Sponsors

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Denis Bakac

🤙

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Sunny

Go Chana 🐕

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Anonymous

Blessings to you and your family x

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Ray Farrell

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Tash & Dom

Well done Chantel!

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Anonymous

Good Luck Chantel

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Susanna

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Billyridz

Good luck with hitting your goals!

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Harry Mccabe

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Amelia

Well done Chantel! Sending my love x

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Ray Farrell

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Ketty &! Paul

Shining star ⭐️

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Denis Bakac

Proud of you

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Ercole Turco

Brava Chantel Hope you reach the target

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Laurisa

Love you, proud of you!

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Danijiella B

Proud of you. Miss you at soccer 🤞

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Maria Aniello

My husband Frank was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he has a long road ahead of him. 6 months of chemotherapy with bad and good days. I pray for a miracle. Well done Chantel, many blessings.

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Proud Mother Pictures

You are a bright shining light for many Chantel. Thank you for the important work you do to raise awareness of mental health and cancer. Mama Marina is proud I am sure. You are kind, resilient and strong. You are a gem. 💕

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Rebecca Perez

Go Chantel!! 💕💕💕

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Simon Lew

Awesome work Chan!

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Venesa Graic

Love everything your doing!! &lt;3

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Katharine Fu

I hope my Zumba moves give you inspiration!!!

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Veronica Calefati

Good luck Chantel xx

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Emmanuel

Keep on with the good work

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Mikayla

Always proud of youu ❤️

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Paul Northover

Goo luck Chan xx

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Ketty Bakac

Good luck Chana, hope this helps

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Anna

Go Chantel

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Kristina Simic

Pls take a video for us 🕺

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Jarryd Erskine

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Claire

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Nina

May your mum RIP. She would be so proud of you. Lots of love

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