Monday, August 17, 2020

Nigerian dancer wins full scholarship

Anthony Mmesoma Madu studies dance at the Leap of Dance Academy in his hometown of Badagry, on the coast of Nigeria. Recently he was filmed dancing "Singing in the Rain" and the video went viral. Cynthia Harvey, artistic director at the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of Dance in Manhattan saw the video, and decided to offer him a scholarship.

The school, known for its "elite atmosphere dedicated to the success of each student, has organized internet access at home for Anthony, so he can take virtual lessons from the academy this summer. And it's not just Anthony for whom dreams are coming true. His dance teacher, Daniel Ajala Owoseni, has been included in the American school's National Training Curricullum for instructors.

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