Soon after starting at CBC in Year 7 Thommy Wilson made a name for himself for a unique talent and skill - he was the first Irish dancer that most of us had met. Not only was he already an accomplished dancer but the CBC community soon learnt that he was a champion. For the next few years as Thommy travelled around the country to competitions, he would come home with more medals, trophies and titles. Along with dancing came performances in CBC and PCW’s joint musical productions and a passion for music. Thommy’s single 'Washing Line' has 167,000 YouTube views and multiple covers- not bad for a 15 year old.
After finishing Year 12 in 2014 Thommy began a degree in Speech Pathology. But this was soon put on hold as Thommy was invited to join Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance. Tours around Australia and across Europe followed and Thommy established himself as a professional dancer- a credit to his years of dedicated training and hard work.
Thommy continued to compete in dancing competitions, coming third at the 2016 World Championships in Europe and second in North America in 2017. A broken foot three weeks out from the 2018 Worlds caused a dance hiatus but Thommy hasn’t stopped creating - he got back to music and released a new single under moniker of ‘Elme’.
It’s fantastic to see Thommy’s success. It’s also great that he has such a broad range of skills and passions and has managed to continue studying and developing himself as a young man. We look forward to seeing his continued successes.
You can hear Elme on Itunes, Spotify and Facebook