Alex Ko: From Iowa To Broadway, My Billy Elliot Story

Hardcover | April 30, 2013

byAlex Ko

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Alex Ko’s moving autobiography will inspire tweens to dare to dream big.
 
Alex Ko: From Iowa to Broadway, My Billy Elliot Story follows Alex’s journey from small town Iowa to becoming a famous Broadway performer in New York City. Despite all the odds he had to overcome—facing his father’s tragic death from cancer, financial difficulties, countless auditions, and serious injuries, Alex triumphantly lands the starring role in the musical Billy Elliot at age thirteen.
 
For theater fans who want an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the world of backstage Broadway to kids determined to achieve dreams of their own, Alex Ko’s story, told in his own words, is powerful and personal.
 
A collection of black-and-white photos from both Billy Elliot productions and Alex’s childhood brings his world vividly to life.

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Alex Ko’s moving autobiography will inspire tweens to dare to dream big. Alex Ko: From Iowa to Broadway, My Billy Elliot Story follows Alex’s journey from small town Iowa to becoming a famous Broadway performer in New York City. Despite all the odds he had to overcome—facing his father’s tragic death from cancer, financial difficulties...

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He could be a star for all we knowWe don't know how far he can goHe could go and he could shineNot just stay here counting time,Son, we've got the chance to let him live.These are lyrics from Billy Elliot, the show that made young Alex Ko's incredible dream of performing come true. And just like the character of Billy, Alex beat all th...

Alex Ko made his Broadway debut at age thirteen in the title role of Billy in the Tony Award-winningBilly Elliot: The Musical. Alex studied dance from the time he was five years old, and at the age of twelve he was the youngest student admitted to the University of Iowa Dance Department, where he received college credit with honors dis...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.09 inPublished:April 30, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062236016

ISBN - 13:9780062236012

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most inspiring book for everyone of all ages to read Billy Elliot the Musical star Alex Ko has a really amazing life journey through hardships which he battled it through with his determination. He published his book at the young age of 16-17 and the content was written in a mature manner well beyond his years. I don't usually believe in paying money for books, but this is one book that I have to have on my shelf. No matter what you want to do in life whether being a dancer, teacher, police officer, management executive and so on, this book will inspire you to never give up and never dare to dream big. Your children will be motivated by this book to do their very best in life. It will definitely be a book you would want to read over and over again :)
Date published: 2016-03-22