Nowadays, social media can use as a good thing or as a bad thing. This is the story of a Nigerian boy who has found his future through social media. An eleven years old boy earns a scholarship to a prestigious US summer workshop. What most exciting thing is this boy from Nigeria, and he got this chance because of his viral video on social media.
It was shared by his dancing school called Leap of Dance Academy. Soon after, it went viral, and thousands of like comments were received. Fortunately, Cynthia Harvey contact the boy and offer a scholarship to a virtual three-week intensive summer workshop in the US.
The video caught the eye of Cynthia Harvey, who is the artistic director of New York’s ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of Dance
“The main goal for our school is to have our students represent ballet in Nigeria”
“Anthony is currently in ABT virtual summer intensive”
The business and PR representative at Leap of Dance Academy said, “It made us feel very overwhelmed and grateful. We cannot believe our eyes, and the outpouring of support, sometimes we think we’re dreaming. God has been so gracious to us by providing all these things. Anthony is very excited and has always been a hard worker, so he is happy to continue working towards his dreams and have this opportunity. Anthony is currently in ABT virtual summer intensive. The main goal for our school is to have our students represent ballet in Nigeria well and bring it to the forefront while showing the elegance of ballet, but also letting our culture shine through,”.
Let’s wish for this little champ to be a talented ballet artist in the future.
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