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This South Australian dancer refuses to let broken bones get in the way of his big break – ABC News

Matt Shilcock lives to dance — and he hasn’t let his brittle bones get in the way of a dream career.

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Matt Shilcock lives to dance and he will break his bones to prove it.
Key points:

  • Matt Shilcock was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disorder
  • He abandoned his wheelchair at age 15 and has been pursuing his dream
  • He landed a mentorship with the acclaimed Australian Dance Threatre

“Every single show I’ve done so far I’ve broken something and my niche has kind of been to adapt to that in some way I think that’s what sells tickets,” he joked.

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