Photo courtesy of Igor N. Rykov.
0812 Will FindleyWill Findley, front right, will be attending the Alabama School of Fine Arts this fall.
Twelve-year-old Will Findley of Inverness will be entering the seventh grade at the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) this fall.
Previously a student at Oak Mountain Middle, Will became interested in dance last summer after participating in a theatre camp held at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. The music director noticed his talent and and suggested Will consider dance lessons.
Will danced the part of Fritz, Clara’s brother, in the Nutracker, both with the Alabama Youth Ballet as well as with the Montgomery Ballet last December.
The application process for ASFA involved recommendations from teachers, personal essays, a video audition and a live audition. In addition, Will spent a school day at ASFA attending classes, meeting students and teachers and getting a feel for the school by shadowing another male dancer who is currently in the program.