Ballet student Anthony Mmesoma Madu dances in the street as fellow dancers look on in Lagos, Nigeria. After a video of him dancing went viral, Anthony earned a scholarship from the prestigious American Ballet Theatre in New York. Photo: AP Ballet student Anthony Mmesoma Madu dances in the street as fellow dancers look on in Lagos, Nigeria. After a video of him dancing went viral, Anthony earned a scholarship from the prestigious American Ballet Theatre in New York. Photo: AP
Ballet student Anthony Mmesoma Madu dances in the street as fellow dancers look on in Lagos, Nigeria. After a video of him dancing went viral, Anthony earned a scholarship from the prestigious American Ballet Theatre in New York. Photo: AP
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Viral video of Nigerian boy’s barefoot ballet dance in the rain earns scholarship from American Ballet Theatre

  • The footwork of 11-year-old Anthony Mmesoma Madu was a social media sensation and stunned celebrities including actresses Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo
  • Thanks to his online exploits, Madu has earned a scholarship vrom the prestigious American Ballet Theatre in New York

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Ballet student Anthony Mmesoma Madu dances in the street as fellow dancers look on in Lagos, Nigeria. After a video of him dancing went viral, Anthony earned a scholarship from the prestigious American Ballet Theatre in New York. Photo: AP Ballet student Anthony Mmesoma Madu dances in the street as fellow dancers look on in Lagos, Nigeria. After a video of him dancing went viral, Anthony earned a scholarship from the prestigious American Ballet Theatre in New York. Photo: AP
Ballet student Anthony Mmesoma Madu dances in the street as fellow dancers look on in Lagos, Nigeria. After a video of him dancing went viral, Anthony earned a scholarship from the prestigious American Ballet Theatre in New York. Photo: AP
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