Sebastian and Kristina (who now goes by the name Ninna) won the national selection for Eurovision Young Dancers in Sweden where ten dancers competed for the honour of representing their country. They didn't expect to win however, as Sebastian explained: "We did everything we could to win. There were seventeen participating countries in 2003, so chances of winning were limited. It was fantastic to win."
"The first person I called was my mother I think, and Kristina and me even screamed 'Hello mother' in the camera," Sebastian admitted laughing.
We asked Sebastian if Eurovision Young Dancers helped him in his career, and he said it did: "It really helped me and after the event I even received a lot of phone calls from choreographers with job offers. Eurovision Young Dancers is great to show yourself in front of a live audience but you also get to meet a lot of people."
It's been 14 years since Sebastian participated in Young Dancers, what has he been up to since? Sebastian said: "I'm the artistic director of the Swedish National Ballet School. I have the opportunity to help the next generation of dancers to develop and grow and maybe become a participant of this amazing experience."
Does Sebastian have some last-minute advice for this year's participants? "Actually, I have three tips for the participants. First is to follow your dream. The second one is to be a broad dancer; don't limit yourself. Do as many different things as possible. The third tip is to really be dedicated. If you want to achieve something, you have to give all your energy, all the time," he explained.