A Warrnambool teenager is about to realise her dream.
And it's all thanks to an Instagram post.
Matilda Allen, 15, has been invited to participate in the Junior Cirque - 2020 Intensive Program with Le Petit Cirque in Los Angeles.
Matilda said when her mother Vanessa Attrill was contacted by the company which runs it, she wondered if it was a joke.
"They told her they were really impressed with the video and they wanted me to come to the program," she said.
"At this stage she hadn't told me yet and then the owner of the company sent an email."
It was then Ms Attrill broke the news to her daughter.
"I was amazed," Matilda said. "I'm still in shock."
Matilda's coach told her to go for it.
"She told mum 'you don't get this opportunity every day and we will do what we have to do to get her there'."
Matilda will show off her impressive dance, cirque and gymnastics skills to casting directors for Cirque de Soleil and choreographers who have worked with the likes of Beyonce, Rhianna and Bon Jovi as well as Olympic level aero coaches and talent ages.
She said it was a dream come true.
The program takes place in August and Matilda is organising a number of fund-raising events to help cover the costs of attending.
Matilda said her dream was to one day be a member of Cirque de Soleil.
In the lead up to the program she will ramp up training. "I want to make sure I'm at my peak when I get there," Matilda said.
She encouraged other young people to follow their dreams.
"I have taken every opportunity and obviously it has worked in my favour," Matilda said.
While at the program, Matilda will also have the chance to gain the attention of people seeking talent for film and television projects.
Late last year Matilda won a bronze medal at the Australian Circus Festival.
In addition to that she impressed the casting director of Cirque Du Soleil and has been included in the future talent pool.
She was pipped for the gold medal by less than a point at the international competition.
Matilda trains at PhysiPole Studios in Warrnambool and was inspired by the success of Kristy Sellars on Australia's Got Talent.
In 2019 she took out the Australian little lyra champion title, the PhysiPole Ignite junior champion title and the Australian Pole Series junior champion crown.
You can support Matilda get to the US here.
Have you signed up to The Standard's daily newsletter and breaking news emails? You can register below and make sure you are up to date with everything that's happening in the south-west.