Siphe November in a Facebook profile photoA year ago, he was living in an impoverished township in rural South Africa. Now, the 12-year-old is living his dream with Canada’s National Ballet School.

Little did he know, in the spring of 2009, while performing in a local dance show that he was actually getting a life-altering audition of sorts.

Kelly Dobbin and Scott Mathison, visiting South Africa on an extended vacation from Toronto, had attended the recital by invitation and soon found themselves riveted by Siphe November.

Visit his Facebook page, set up for Siphe to collect donations for him to continue his studies.

(READ the full story w/ new photos at The Globe and Mail)

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