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Throwback Thursday: Felix Berning (Germany 2013)

Felix Berning represented Germany at Eurovision Young Dancers 2013.
Felix Berning represented Germany at Eurovision Young Dancers 2013.
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Posted 23 November 2017 at 17:00

Felix Berning represented Germany at Eurovision Young Dancers 2013.

Felix Berning was 17 when he represented Germany in Eurovision Young Dancers in 2013. He started dancing at the age of four and over the years has participated in several championships. What are Felix's favourite memories of Eurovision Young Dancers? "It would be hard to select a few out of so many good memories but the most special was of course the final show and holding the trophy for second place whilst my family was in the theatre and many friends supported me from near and far," he said.

What has Felix been up to since Eurovision Young Dancers 2013? "I graduated from university and left the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz with a Bachelor of Dance," said Felix. "Since 2016 I have been a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company. I have made my dream come true really as I am working as a dancer, which I am pretty proud of," he added. Felix also explained that the work with his current dance company is helping him to develop his talent further. 

How important was the final result of Eurovision Young Dancers for Felix? "I would be lying if I said it had no importance for me. Of course representing 82 million people is a bit of pressure and as ambitious as I am, I wanted to go for gold," explained Felix. "During that week in Gdansk I had so many unique experiences, got to know beautiful people and was so inspired, that was enough to take home with me. I was so proud to be part of it."

Did Eurovision Young Dancers help Felix in his career? "I learned a a lot during that week, but it did not necessarily lead to another step in my career. I got invited to two different German casting shows, but I noticed that this would never be a platform for my dance and art, so I dropped that. I'm sure it helped me to be sure I want to work on the stage of a theatre and not on-screen."

What advice would Felix give to someone thinking of entering Eurovision Young Dancers? "There is nothing to lose! Be your authentic self and take a dive into that experience. Once you make it, you gain memories that you will never forget, but only full commitment and ambition take you there. If anyone needs advice.. well.. I am right here!

Thank you to Felix Berning for taking the time to speak to YoungDancers.tv. You can follow him on Instagram

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Felix Berning represented Germany at Eurovision Young Dancers 2013.
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