Biographies & Memoirs

Alex Ko: From Iowa to Broadway, My Billy Elliot Story

Alex Ko: From Iowa to Broadway, My Billy Elliot Story

Alex Ko’s moving autobiography will inspire tweens to dare to dream big.

Alex Ko: From Iowa to Broadway, My Billy Elliot Story follows Alex’s journey from small town Iowa to becoming a famous Broadway performer in New York City. Despite all the odds he had to overcome—facing his father’s tragic death from cancer, financial difficulties, countless auditions, and serious injuries, Alex triumphantly lands the starring role in the musical Billy Elliot at age thirteen.

For theater fans who want an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the world of backstage Broadway to kids determined to achieve dreams of their own, Alex Ko’s story, told in his own words, is powerful and personal.

Introduction

Chapter 1: How I Almost Never Learned to Dance

Chapter 2: Missteps

Chapter 3: My Return to Dance

Chapter 4: The Diagnosis

Chapter 5: The Transplant

Chapter 6: The Ride

Chapter 7: The Conversation

Chapter 8: A Beginning, and an End

Chapter 9: Travels with My Dad

Chapter 10: Lost and Found

Chapter 11: The Dance

Chapter 12: So Close

Chapter 13: My First Step to Broadway

Chapter 14: The Audition

Chapter 15: Callbacks

Chapter 16: Callbacks, Part 2

Chapter 17: The Biggest Surprise of My Life

Chapter 18: Like Flying

Chapter 19: Falling Down and Getting Up

Chapter 20: In and Out

Chapter 21: Broken Dream

Chapter 22: Giving Back

Chapter 23: Father Figure

Chapter 24: My Return

Chapter 25: Inspired

Chapter 26: The Hard Side of Celebrity

Chapter 27: The End

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