Libby Leaps for the Stars

11-year-old Libby from Liverpool is a multi award winning world champion who lives and breathes her talent for dance. In 2019 she’ll compete for England once again at the Dance World Cup in Portugal with a little help from The Realising Dreams Foundation.

Last year, among Libby’s long list of accolades were England mascot at the 2018 Dance World Cup and seven world champion titles in lyrical, jazz, hip hop and contemporary dance categories as well as bronze, silver and gold medals.
Libby, who trains at Jelli Studios, has just finished a run at the Liverpool Empire in their Nativity production. Her talent and determination along with her recent achievements put her in a prime position to excel and take her dancing onto an even higher level – but only if she can continue to find the funding to allow her to compete and be recognized on a world stage.

Libby impressed us also with her fundraising efforts to give back to charities close to her heart like Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Blossom’s Legacy. We love to see applicants willing to take time out to use their talent to inspire or make a difference to others. The Realising Dreams Foundation appreciates the sacrifices that families make to allow their children to shine. Indeed we expect our applicants to show us their efforts to work, save and raise funds to overcome the financial barriers they face.

Despite approaching lots of other charities and funding bodies, Libby and her family still struggle to find the increasing additional costs required to give Libby the opportunities to train as well as compete at such a high level.
The Realising Dreams Foundation is delighted to step in and offer a small contribution towards Libby’s shortfall in fundraising and saving to allow her to compete on a world stage at this year’s Dance World Cup in Portugal. We’re excited to see what 2019 holds for this spirited dancer.

Libby in her Mascot uniform at the Dance World Cup 2018

Libby performing an award-winning solo at the Dance World Cup 2018