This young dancer is the first person with Down syndrome to perform with the Cincinnati Ballet
A young boy just became the first person with Down syndrome to perform with Cincinnati Ballet.
His hard work earned him the role as Party Boy No. 1 in The Nutcracker, and his stellar performance was met with critical acclaim – and national attention.
Among 100 other child dancers, Jack is the only special-needs child. He memorized (and performs nightly) an impressive 32 counts of choreography during the ballet’s famed “Party Scene.”
Jack’s mother, Ashley Barlow, says she has full confidence in her son, and she’s proud her son is making strides for special-needs dancers and performers.
We can’t wait to see what Jack does next.