The Shropshire Star
March 27, 2014
[Shropshire, England] – Lewis Bartholomew has been accepted for a place at the Elmhurst School of Dance in Birmingham. The nimble-footed 10-year-old was one of ten youngsters from around the world to win a spot at the school.
The Welshampton Primary School pupil, who goes to the Market Drayton School of Dance, will start his scholarship in September.
His mum, Rhiannon Bartholomew, said: “When he opened the letter he was so happy. He has worked hard and he deserves it. His dream is to travel the world as a principal ballet dancer. He was one of just ten chosen from around the world, including Hong Kong and Australia. It is a very prestigious school in terms of ballet.”
Mrs Bartholomew said her son had been dancing at the Market Drayton School of Dance from the age of two-and-a-half.
His mum said dancing runs in the family, including her two other sons, eight-year-old Oliver and six-year-old Isaac, as well as her daughter, Lowri, who is 12. “It’s been a family thing. I am an ex-dancer.”
Lewis’s other hobbies and interests include skateboarding and watching Star Wars.