The video of 11-year-old Madu Mmesoma Anthony dancing barefoot on a street in the rain had taken internet by storm. Now he’s been offered a scholarship for virtual training this year and the opportunity to go to the US next year.
The video caught the attention of many, including Cynthia Harvey, the artistic director of the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of Dance in New York.
“A friend who lives in the UK sent me the video,” Harvey told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Within a day, I was trying to find him.”
Apart from Anthony’s three-week training, the company will also provide his teacher Owoseni with a two-week advance training course to help him teach others better.