Meet Billy Elliot: Darshan Geer

    Note:  Darshan Geer’s last show as Billy in YES Theatre’s production of Billy Elliot the Musical (BETM) in Sudbury, ON, was on August 26, 2017.

    Debut: August 4, 2017 (Sudbury, ON)

    Total Performances to Date:  20 (No partial shows) 

    Darshan Geer was 13 years old when he made his debut as Billy Elliot in YES Theatre’s production of BETM at the Sudbury Theatre Centre in Sudbury, Ontario.

    Darshan has been dancing from a young age and he is currently a competitive dancer with Extreme Dance Studio in Coniston, ON.  He competes regularly throughout the dance season with much success, including recently winning the Musical Theatre Category at the 2017 View Dance Challenge.

    Despite being a seasoned dancer, Darshan has no previous acting or singing experience, so Billy Elliot will be his first theatrical role.  The director of BETM at YES Theatre, Alessandro Costantini, is confident that Darshan will shine as Billy.  He said, “When he auditioned for us — and we had a lot of really great candidates — he kind of just really possessed all the things that Billy innately has.  First of all, you look at him and you hear him talk, and you don’t really know he’s a dancer at all.  He doesn’t exude that, really.  But then he gets on stage and something lights within him, and it’s real exciting.”

    YES Theatre posted this promotional video for their production of BETM, featuring Darshan dancing around the town:

    Credit: Video by YES Theatre

    Darshan’s debut performance as Billy Elliot on 4-Aug-2017 makes him the 207th actor worldwide to play the role in a professional, regional or community theatre production of the musical.

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