YOUNG Joe Trodd’s dream came true when he met his ballet idol Wayne Sleep after a performance at the Kings Theatre.
The 12-year-old ballet dancer, from Rowan Road, Denvilles, Havant, once shared a stage at the Royal Opera House with the star for a production of Cinderella – but had never spoken to him.
Joe said: ‘I absolutely loved it. The highlight was the tap dancing and hearing Wayne Sleep sing the song Electricity from Billy Elliott.
‘But of course the best bit of the night was the surprise of meeting Wayne.’
Mum Emily said: ‘What a memory to treasure forever and what a man to aspire to.’
Sandra Smith, of the Kings Theatre, added: ‘I am so pleased to make his dream come true – especially when he was so close to Wayne in a production before.’