Year 9 pupil Olu Michael is a young male dancer set for dizzy heights after performing at the world famous Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
The fourteen year old performed with 30 other dancers from the East London Dance Company in the Linbury Studio appearing in Street Stories – a partnership between the Royal Opera House and East London Dance (ELD). The project brings together professional choreographers and composers with young people from East London to create high quality pieces of work. Olu also interpreted Faust in a modern contemporary dance performance, examining the Faustian qualities of temptation, corruption and manipulation which he says was really fun to explore.
Olu has danced since he was 7 years old and attends the Deborah Day Theatre School in East Ham who have made it to the final stages of the Jack Petchey Glee Club Challenge for successive years. The troupe came third in last year’s Challenge, while they finished runners-up in 2012. Olu will be hoping his team can go one better and take the top prize in the 2014 competition!
Not only is Olu a talented dancer, but an accomplished clarinet player too. No doubt he will be gracing the stage in one form or another for many years to come!
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