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Our Artist Spotlight blogs are a weekly feature where we focus on one of our performers, giving you the chance to find out more about the people behind the performances, and offering an insight into the world of entertainment.

Sue Harbottle got his career started as a hip-hop dancer, going to as many dance events as he could and taking part in several competitions as well. He easily moved on to doing music videos and live events as a specialist break-dancer and, being passionate about magic since an early stage, he also started adding magic visuals to his performance.
He got into b-boying(break dancing) by training on the streets with other dancers and learned magic by reading books from the library, from that he then started practising sleight of hand and manipulation.

Sue would advise aspiring artists to work hard at developing their core skills and also not to be afraid to take risks.
He recently joined us in performing at the Ents Forum Showcaseand Awards, and that was an experience he really enjoyed. Nevertheless, his best ever experience working as a performer, was with a show called ‘Afrika Afrika’. The show had over 100 artists, all from different backgrounds with a variety of skills, and the atmosphere on stage was always electric.
On the other hand, his worst experience as a performer was when he tried to do a back-flip on stage during a routine and… let’s just say his landing wasn’t so perfect!
Anyway, Sue says that his inspiration comes from the real world… How cool is that, feeling inspired the whole day long? Both from experiences he has been through, the music he listened to and by observing his surroundings.
“I admire several entertainers, but my favourite artist is the late Michael Jackson. He was a fantastic all round entertainer and always brought that sense of magic on stage.”
When we asked how he fits his work around his friends and family, he affirmed that it is quite flexible, most events happen in the evening so he usually has the day free to train and/or relax.
In the future he would like to continue with his stage act extending it into a 60 minute theatre production.
We wish you the best of luck and inspiration on making that dream come true, will be watching!!

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