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BY FLORA CAUCHI
Hill News
September 21, 2010

 

HARRISON Lee, 11, of Castle Hill, was only five when he found his passion for dancing. He went to a dance class with his sister Miranda and says the rhythm went through his body as soon as he heard the music. He immediately asked the teacher, Beth McDermott, if he could join in.

Harrison, who goes to St Angela’s School, has been dancing ever since. He rehearses ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics and singing up to 14 hours a week and does his homework on weekends.

Being accepted on the spot during his audition with the Australian Ballet School in 2008, performing in Disneyland in 2009 and dancing in Sleeping Beauty at the Sydney Opera House are only three achievements of this focused young dancer.

More recently, he won the boys’ dance championship at the McDonald’s Sydney Eisteddfod, which he entered for the third time this year. “I didn’t have any expectations to win; the competition was very hard this year,” he said. “But I was very happy. Mum had to let me know it was my name they called because I was in shock in my seat.”

And earlier this year his success led to an invitation to audition for the Broadway production of Billy Elliott.

 

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