While nowadays, many individuals like to mention all the bad things surrounding social networks and the internet in general (which, naturally, there are a lot of), this story is a reminder of how the Internet can work as a means to attain excellent things.
This young boy that you can see in the video listed below is an 11-year-old ballet dancer from Nigeria. Just recently, a video of him dancing in the rain barefoot went viral and even handled to earn him a scholarship to a prestigious United States summer season workshop.
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This video was shared by his dance school, which is called Leap of Dance Academy. Soon enough, the video went viral, gathering thousands of views, likes, and comments. People appear to be definitely stunned by the kid’s devotion, grace, and skill.
The video stood out of Cynthia Harvey, who is the artistic director of New York’s ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of Dance
“A pal who resides in the UK sent me the video,” Harvey told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Within a day I was searching for him.”
Fortunately, Cynthia Harvey lastly succeeded in tracking Anthony down. Additionally, she used him a scholarship to a virtual three-week extensive summertime workshop in the United States.
Daniel Ajala Owoseni, who is Anthony’s instructor, founded this school in Lagos in 2017. Regrettably, even after 3 years, the school still does not have a dedicated space for its 12 students. Since of that, the majority of the time, they practice in Owoseni’s own basement in addition to public areas in the neighborhood.
“We are trying to alter stereotypes around ballet dance. Young boys can in fact do ballet,” the instructor told the BBC. “Male ballet dancing is here to stay and it is not just expected to be for women.”
“Anthony is presently in ABT virtual summer season intensive”
“It made us simply feel really overwhelmed and grateful. We can not believe our eyes, and the profusion of assistance, often we think we’re dreaming. God has been so thoughtful to us by offering all these things. Anthony is really ecstatic and has always been a tough worker, so he enjoys to continue working towards his dreams and have this chance. Anthony is presently in ABT virtual summer extensive. The primary objective for our school is to have our students represent ballet in Nigeria well and bring it to the forefront while revealing the elegance of ballet, but also letting our culture shine through,” business and PR agent at Leap of Dance Academy informed Bored Panda.