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By Rebecca Lynch
The Queensland Times
Photograph by James Braund
September 18,  2012

Rudy Hawkes discovered a love of ballet when he was seven, at Ipswich’s Shayne McCormick Ballet Centre.

Two decades on, the Boonah-raised boy is now an Australian Ballet principal dancer, and the star of a Channel Ten ballet documentary.

Once Upon a Dream is a six-part children’s series that Rudy hopes will encourage young children to dance for the stars.

Rudy shared his success story with The Queensland Times ahead of the show’s October premiere.

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