BALLET DREAMS: Metro Dancer Heads To International Competition

A metro ballet dancer is one of only ten students in the United States to receive a prestigious honor.

Adrian Oldenburger of Urbandale has studied dance since he was four years old, now he’s 15 and facing the opportunity of a lifetime.

“The dream was to be a professional dancer and be able to dance on big stages,” he said.

Adrian has qualified for a competition in Switzerland called the Prix de Lausanne that just might help him make that dream a reality.

He says it’s sort of like the Olympics of ballet, only 84 students from around the world are invited.

Once he gets to Switzerland he’ll perfect a contemporary and ballet piece with instructors. When he masters it, he’ll perform it on stage for judges.

If he wins, Adrian could get a full scholarship to attend a ballet academy in Europe.

In order to make the trip, he is trying to raise about $8,000.

The competition is January 27th through February 3rd, 2013.

If you’d like to learn more about his efforts or donate to his cause click here.