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Opportunity is a real Thriller for Brighton boy
9:30am Saturday 12th January 2013 in News
Brighton may be the home of the next young Michael Jackson (YMJ) at the London West End show Thriller.
After auditioning three times Olli Rosicourt, 14, was chosen to attend the Michael Jackson Academy in London with 15 other young hopefuls of making it to the big stage.
With three weeks to go the 12-week programme will culminate in a final audition to see who will move on to the rehearsals stage.
Olli also attends Brighton’s Pop School Stage Academy (PSSA) under the leadership of Mia Terry and where the opportunity to take part in Thriller came from.
He also performs with the competition group BN1, who form JP Omari’s Streetfunk family.
Talking about his future and aspirations, Olli said: “This is definitely something I would like to pursue in life as I really enjoy acting, singing and drama.
"I think the possibility of being YMJ in the Thriller live musical is a brilliant opportunity and could result in an amazing experience.
"I am inspired by Mia and JP Omari, my singing and dance teachers who are very supportive and have helped me a lot.”
Talent seems to run in the family as Olli’s three sisters also attend the PSSA and its younger group Little Luvvies.
Mother Beth Rosicourt supports her son’s dream. She said: “As long as Olli is happy and enjoying it then we will support him. I am pleased that he has had this opportunity to do something that he enjoys so much.”
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