“I had to lie to my parents about where I was going for six months. But then when it came to my first performance I finally had to tell them where I was going. I would be coming back late at night all week and I didn’t think I could lie to them much longer. So they came to the performance and were sat in the front row. The first piece I was in, I was dressed up as a scarecrow. I was standing there, head down, hat, straw coming out from everywhere and all I heard was “Jesus”… “Jesus! It’s him!”… My Dad was quite supportive but my Mum gave me a hard time through those early years of dancing, which I was not prepared for. A young man from a Caribbean family, I had been given the chance to be an apprentice in engineering, to make my way in the professional world of England – and I gave it all up for dance.”
Dwayne Antony Simms
Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp
Hilary S Carty
Paul Liburd for Scottish Ballet. Photographer Graham Wylie.
Publication Year: 2013
ISBN: (Paperback) 978-0-9926319-0-1
ISBN: (EPub) 978-1-9163965-2-4