A talented young dancer has his sights set on living the dream this summer.
Twinkle-toed Zac Crowe, who has been dancing almost since he could walk, has been offered a place with the renowned Youth Musical Theatre Company of England – the launch pad of the likes of Emma Watson.
It is down to me to be able to support myself
However, the teen needs to raise the vital cash to fund a summer season based at Aberdeen University producing and starring in a production called Maelstrom.
On top of that Zac, an accomplished choreographer, has been offered a part in a top West End production.
The 14-year-old said it is dream come true for him and although only young, he is trying to raise as much money as he can.
He has set up a crowdfunding appeal but is hoping to find a sponsor so he can fulfil his dreams.
Zac said: “Also this summer I am participating in a production with the West End called ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory’.
“This means that I will be performing on one of the most famous West End stages, ‘Her Majesty’s Theatre’ which is home to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, Phantom of the Opera. I am thoroughly excited and I cannot wait for the summer.
“I understand the importance of these opportunities and the cost they come at, so as a young adult now I would like to help myself get there.
“With this in mind, I am contacting local businesses, that may have an interest in supporting me as well as doing fundraising events at school and hopefully I will have some support off my dance companies.
“I feel it is down to me to be able to support myself and be active in this.”
The Kirkham Grammar pupil, whose sister Brioni is an acclaimed musician, is renowned for his drama productions near his Elswick home, where he has produced panto.
At the age of six he was offered a place with the Royal Ballet, where he performed and worked in Manchester and London until he was 11. Since then he has trained with the Centre of Advanced Training and Dance.
He also spent two years training with the Hammond as well as performing with the English Youth Ballet on several occasions, recently starring in Giselle at Preston’s Charter Theatre, where he was presented with the ‘best senior performer’ award.
Zac is also an accomplished musician, selected Organ Scholar for Kirkham and after playing at his local church in Elswick is hoping for a job as parish organist there when he can play for the congregation,
Last week he appeared in the YDfest2016 at the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster with Chorley Boys.
Support Zac via https://www.gofundme.com/