Leaps and Bounds: The Story of an Unlikely Ballet Dancer

Dec 12, 2016

David Grannum heads the bar during ballet warm-ups at the On Stage Dance Academy for the Performing Arts in Fall River.

David Grannum is a 16-year-old ballet dancer in Fall River. He’s only been dancing ballet for four years. Most ballet dancers his age have been dancing since they learned to walk. But David has a talent for ballet. Since he started at 12-years-old, he’s caught the attention of international ballet judges. Now he’s just waiting to see if he’ll get an opportunity to continue nurturing his natural talent. 

This piece came to us from our production partners at Atlantic Public Media through their media training program, The Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole.  Saidu is a recent graduate from the workshop  - you can find out more about the program at Transom.org.

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