One eleven-year-old boy's viral video has landed him the most exciting opportunity of his life.
The young boy from Nigeria has been scouted by a prestigious dance school in New York, giving him the most unexpected surprise...
This year got off to a pretty bad start.Which might be a slight understatement.
But for one boy, this has turned into the best year of his life.
Dance is considered the ultimate form of expression.Celebrated throughout the ages.
Ballet, in particular, is wrongly considered a feminine activity.Something which men are rarely associated with.
But an eleven-year-old boy from Nigeria as come to set the record straight.
via: InstagramAfter his recent post showing him dancing in the rain barefoot.
It didn't take long for the video to go viral.
via: InstagramEarning him a scholarship to a prestigious summer school here in the US.
The video was originally shared by his dance school.
And obviously the video went viral...
via: InstagramRacking up hundreds of thousands of views, likes, and comments.
With people mesmerized by the boy’s undiscovered talent.
via: FacebookLuckily for him, Cynthia Harvey was one of the viewers...
Harvey is the artistic director of New York’s ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of Dance.
And fortunately, she succeeded in tracking Anthony down.
His school in Lagos was founded in 2017 by Daniel Ajala Owoseni, who is Anthony’s teacher.
Which is why most of the time students practice in Owoseni’s own basement.
Although they are hoping this will change soon.
He is determined to challenge stereotypes.
via: Instagram“Male ballet dancing is here to stay and it is not only supposed to be for females."
“The main goal for our school is to have our students represent ballet in Nigeria."
via: FacebookThere has been an outpouring of support for Anthony and his future in the performance industry.
Everyone is rooting for him.
via: FacebookAnd after his first performance, it's not hard to see why...
Clearly he already has a natural affinity for dance.
via: FacebookOne that will surely blossom during this new venture.