Meet Billy Elliot: Lassi Hirvonen

    Note: Lassi’s final time appearing as Billy at the Helsinki City Theatre in Finland was on 16-Dec-2015.

    Debut: August 26, 2015 (Helsinki, Finland)

    Total Performances as Billy: 26  (No partial shows)

    Lassi Thumb2Lassi Hirvonen was 12-years-old (D.O.B. = 10-Nov-2002) upon his debut as Billy and is from Vantaa, Finland, a municipality just north of Helsinki. He attends school in that community for his academic studies.

    Lassi’s early exposure to the world of dance was in street dancing, a genre that has seen him compete at a high level, including participating in the street dance championships in Finland in 2009-2014 winning the bronze and gold medal in solos and in small groups 2014.

    In addition, Lassi has competed in the Eurovision Grand Prix International Singing Competition in 2013 and 2014.

    Besides performing, Lassi enjoys listening to music by his favorite band is AC/DC> He also plays the drums, does magic tricks, swims and plays parkour and basketball.

    From the show, here’s a video of the number Expressing Yourself performed by Lassi as Billy and Kasperi Virta as his best friend Michael:

    Credit: Video by sideuxmusic 


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