Over the last 3 years Miguel Kenneth Franco-Green has achieved what no other South Africa Ballet boys of his age. Training 6 days a week his dedication and work ethic have proven that our SA Ballet Boys are not the underdogs, but with the right training and support, Miguel and other boys like him can make a mark on both local and international stages. Miguel, at only 12 years old, has a deeply rooted belief that he can be an ambassedor for South African Boys in Ballet. It sounds like a cliché but Miguel literally lives his passion and is blazing a trail for boy ballet dancers in South Africa.
Ballet, Contemporary/Modern, Tap & Hip hopOver the past few years Miguel was the youngest Male SA ballet dancer to be accepted/invited to the New York finals of the Youth America Grand Prix, not once but two years running, 2017, and 2018.
In 2018 at the YAGP awards ceremony, Miguel was awarded a summer school scholarship to the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in New York.
In 2017 at the IBAA competition in Seoul Korea, Miguel performed only a contemporary solo, however the Dean of the K-Arts University in Seoul, Professor Sun-Hee Kim, awarded only two Ballet scholarships, one of which was to Miguel. This was for 3 weeks of intensive training with her at K-Arts. Miguel attened in January 2018, and it made a huge impact on his ballet technique.
Miguel was also the younest male competitor in the SAIBC in 2018, and made it through to semi-finals, dancing in the same category as boys up to 16 years of age. At SA’s only affiliated International Ballet competition held in Cape Town, Miguel was awarded two summer school scholarhsips, one to the Annarella Institute of Ballet in Leiria Portugal, which he just completed in July 2018. And the second, to the Berlin State Ballet in Berlin Germany, which he is hoping to attend at the end of 2018 or January of 2019.
Miguel recently made it to the Chance to Dance RAD finals which are to be held in September 2018.
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Hobbies / interests
Scholar, Horseback riding, Art & Photography