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Harrison Last

Harrison is a 13-year-old boy dancer from Ladner, B.C., who is raised by his mum. Harrison began dancing at the age of 6 with Hip-Hop and quickly moved into many complimentary dance genres. Today, Harrison trains between 12 to 14 hours a week at Studio West Dance in Delta, BC. He loves to dance because he can express his feelings without being judged. One of his many characteristics is that he loves to make people smile with his passion for dance. One of the many dance genres he has taken to is Contemporary. Tanner Plecas and Melissa Pribula, who are teachers at his studio, play a key role in Harrison's life as his mentors. Harrison has already begun semi-professional work performing at The Pacific National Exhibition as a dancer in the "Let's Pretend with KC Bear" and "Action Auston" shows produced by PRP Productions.

He was also cast as a dancer in the live shows "Find My Way" and "Coming Home" produced by Grooveforce Productions. His future goal is to travel to other countries to learn new and exciting choreography, and one day aims to own his very own dance studio. His number one fans are his mum, Shelly and grandma Valerie. Jyla Davis, the current owner of Studio West Dance, has always provided ongoing support to both Harrison, and his mum from the start.

Harrison has faced many challenges already with being a young, male dancer. For all the positive attention, he has also at a young age had to endure criticism. Some people have judged him and called him many names for being a dancer. However, Harrison uses any negativity he receives and he channels all his emotions from the bullying into his school work and dance. Harrison's mum strongly believes that it is making him a stronger person for sure, and an even better dancer.