Meet Billy Elliot: Neo Andre Del Corral

    Note:  Neo Del Corral’s final show as Billy in Billy Elliot the Musical (BETM) at the Stars Theatre Restaurant in Bakersfield, CA, presented by Bakersfield Music Theatre, was on November 19, 2022.

    Debut: October 29, 2022 (Bakersfield, CA)

    Total Performances as Billy:  6 (No partial shows) 

    Neo Andre Del Corral is eleven years old and resides in Florida.  He is represented by the Stellar Talent Agency of Hallandale Beach, FL, just north of Miami.

    Much of Neo’s dance training has come at the Stars Dance Company in Miami.  Along the way, he’s competed in many dance competitions. Here’s an example of his modern dance moves taken during the Radix competition in June of 2022.

    Credit: Video by lovethealcdancers

    Neo is having a busy third quarter of 2022.  After a summer intensive at the Miami (FL) City Ballet, he joined the Ballet School there year round. He recently learned that he will be one of the stars in Miami City Ballet’s cherished holiday spectacular, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.

    Neo will perform the role of Prince, an important character who serves as the heroine Marie’s convincing guide as they journey into a magical Land of Sweets.  He will be alternating that and a second role of Marie’s brother, Fritz, with another young dancer.

    Young dancers, including Neo Del Corral (2nd from left) rehearse for Miami City Ballet’s George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® production.

    Neo can hardly contain his excitement at being offered two significant roles, Fritz and the Prince.  Neo, who struck the interviewer of a recent story about the upcoming ballet as “having a hint of real-life mischief like Marie’s ornery little brother, Fritz”, can’t wait to share his love of dancing with a live audience.

    When asked why he likes to dance, Neo muses, “I don’t know. I just like to dance. When I was a baby, I knew I wanted to dance because I saw my sister dancing, and then I just opened the door [to the studio], and I snuck into the dance class when I wasn’t supposed to.  My mom said, ‘Oh, I guess you really do want to dance!’” And Neo’s been happily dancing ever since.

    Billy Elliot The Musical

    In between rehearsing for the Christmas season ballet in Miami, which will run from Dec 16 – 30, 2022, Neo found time to audition for and claim the title role for what is every dancing boy’s dream role — Billy Elliot The Musical.  Not only did he land the prestigious roles in two different major productions, but he did so in shows that are clear across the country from each other — one is in Florida and the other in California.

    In Billy Elliot, Neo will alternate the roles of Billy and Michael along with John Gibbons.

    In early October, cast members from the BETM production showed a little of what they had learned in rehearsal up to that point.  Here’s Neo doing “Electricity” from the show:

    Credit: Video by 0707susy

    With his debut, Neo becomes the 329th performer to play the role of Billy Elliot on stage in a professional, regional or community theater production of the musical.

    Billy (Neo Del Corral) leaps as some miners look on/Credit: Photo by @jr_ignacio_image

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