My name is Dino. I am a 19-year-old ballet dancer from Croatia. After finishing the School for Classical Ballet of Zagreb, my dream came true as I got accepted in John Cranko Ballet State Academy in Stuttgart.
I started dancing when I was 6 years old and I have never stopped since. I discovered ballet at the age of 13, which was quite late for this kind of art but I have never given up. At the age of 15 I had to move from my hometown to our capital to attend the ballet school. That was very difficult for me and expensive for my parents but I studied hard, practiced hard and I was always giving and still am 100% into achieving my goal of becoming a professional ballet dancer. I was lucky to discover my life dream on time. To get me where I am now, my family was my biggest support and they sacrificed a lot and I will always be greatful to them.
But ballet is a very expensive art and so is living in Stuttgart. The academy is covering my school fees, but I have to cover the rest by myself. My family is missing money to cover expenses. They have already invested very much in my education through the years but unfortunately these expenses are more than we have.
I still have so much to learn on my dance journey and Stuttgart is my life opportunity. I would be so greatful if you could help me to continue with my ballet education.
Hereby I am humbly asking you to help me with these expenses for a start. But more than anything to help me to pursue my passion for ballet as a career.
Each and every donation helps a lot.
Thank you so much for helping me!