Kyle Murray: Young Scot Awards 2013: Arts

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A real–life Billy Elliot, Kyle Murray, aged 20 from Drumchapel in Glasgow, almost gave up dancing after being bullied at school.

But now the teenager’s hard work and focus has paid off after landing a job with Scottish Ballet. He’s starred in the company’s production of the Nutcracker, returning to the city where he was raised by his single mum.

He hopes other schoolboys will be inspired by his lead and shrug off cruel taunts to follow their dream of becoming professional dancers. And he refuses to let his background limit his possibilities, saying performing is his dream job.

Click below to hear Kyle’s amazing story.

This video was filmed and produced by Quay Productions, Media Scotland.

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