How 11-year-old Nigerian boy went from dancing barefoot in the streets to viral ballet star

11 year old Anthony Madu learned to dance ballet at the Leap of Dance Academy in Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)In June, 11-year-old ballet dancer Anthony Mmesoma Madu was filmed barefoot, spinning and leaping gracefully in the air and landing in concrete, rain soaked puddles.

Just a few short months later, he has become a viral internet star and landed a prestigious scholarship in America.
Madu thought he was being recorded for a study session by his ballet instructor, instead, the footage of him practicing his moves was posted on social media and has been been shared widely across the world, with some of his fans including Hollywood actors Cynthia Erivo and Viola Davis.