africas-dance-for-all.jpg Eleven year old James Gibson-Jones, appears destined for some species of ballet greatness, having been snapped up by the National Ballet of Canada this fall after just two years of lessons.

Young James probably would not have joined the National Ballet School this year if his two dads, Thomas Jones and Rob Gibson hadn’t adopted him seven years ago.

He and his biological half-brother Brandon were removed from a home plagued by abuse, addictions and mental-health issues when James was scarcely 18 months old. They had been shuttled to a second set of foster parents when Gibson and Jones came their way.

(Continue reading in the Toronto Star)

Photo credit: Africa’s Dance for All

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