Autistic boy wins place at English National Ballet School

Lovely story from Graham Spircer at Gramilano.

James Hobley, 15, from Redcar, is autistic. So is his twin brother. And his elder brother. They have been schooled at home by their mother, Sheila, after having to endure bullying at a state school.

James conceived a passion for dance. He went on Britain’s Got Talent. Now he has won a place at ballet school.

Billy Elliott all over again.

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  • Simply wonderful! Combined two of my passions, art and kids. Having worked with special needs kids for over 30 years, I could not be happier! Absolutely made my day. Thank you

  • Superb! Inspirational! A magnificent example to others. Let’s hope we will eventually see this young man in lead roles at the Coliseum, Covent Garden and elsewhere.

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