Whangarei dancer Kaea Pearce shines alongside Rihanna

Dream big, work hard and you can achieve anything you set your sights on!

19 year old Kaea Pearce's dream came true this week when she hit the stage alongside Rihanna at the MTV VMAs in Madison Square Garden and absolutely smashed it!

In the lead up to the awards Kaea took to Instagram to share her excitement saying " If you know me this has always been one of my biggest dreams dancing along side this beyond talented women @badgalriri !! " but this is not her first time on the big stage! Last year Kaea performed alongside Jennifer Lopez at the American Music Awards too!