Harry Targett got the opportunity of a lifetime last week when he performed alongside Guy Sebastian as a backup dancer for the former Australian Idol winner.
Harry was recruited by a former choreographer of his to dance in front of a sold-out audience at NIB Stadium last Wednesday as part of American singing sensation Taylor Swift’s Red tour.
Harry, 15, said the experience was something he had not experienced before and it made him passionate about performing in the future.
“I do about 20 performances a year but the Guy Sebastian show was my biggest so far,” he said.
“I got to meet Guy. About two hours before we went on he came around and met us all. He is really down to earth, was mucking around playing cricket with his microphone.”
Harry has been training as a dancer since he was five after being inspired by his sisters.
“My sisters got into dancing and I was like ‘I want to backflip’, so I got into acrobatics, then hip hop and the rest,” he said.
“I train every day for about four hours, with my main training at the Top Jazz Ballet in Halifax.
“I try to eat and exercise as regularly as I can, you need to be in good shape.”
Harry sees a future in dancing and is aiming to turn professional in the future.
“I want to one day tour with celebrities as a dancer and might go on So You Think You Can Dance,” he said.
“This year I have won two scholarships, the Bunbury Eisteddfod and the Bunbury Dance Festival. You have to pay for classes, shoes and clothes.”