Julius Gorton is in his third year of ballet at the School of Ballet Arizona. This year, at 13, he was able to audition for the David Hallberg Scholarship. It is a scholarship for boys that can be awarded based on need or merit, Julius was awarded a merit scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year.
Q. How long have you been in ballet?
A. I am in my third year of ballet at the School of Ballet Arizona. I take ballet classes four times a week, and the teachers there are amazing.
Q. What do you like best about it?
A. I like performing. I have been in two seasons of The Nutcracker and had a small part in the US premiere of Napoli. I like being backstage, too, and seeing what goes on behind the scenes.
Q. What else do you like to do for fun?
A. I like to build model rockets, read books, and play video games. I also like using my telescope. We recently used it to view the lunar eclipse. I like to garden, too. I just planted for fall.
Q. What are your plans for the future?
A. I’m not planning for my future yet. I have a lot of interests. I am currently in seventh grade in the REACH Program at Madison #1. I have another year at #1, before I have to think about high school.
Julius is a seventh grader at Madison #1.